2016-17 Women's Tennis News

  • Mary Washington Tops Christopher Newport 5-1, Claims 14th Straight CAC Women's Tennis Crown
    April 22, 2017
    Top-seeded and 15th-ranked Mary Washington downed second-seeded and 23rd-ranked Christopher Newport 5-1 in the CAC women's tennis championship match on Saturday afternoon. The victory marks the 14th straight conference crown for the Eagles, who have defeated CNU in the title match each of the last three seasons.
  • Mary Washington and Christopher Newport Secure Shutout Wins in CAC Women's Tennis Semifinals
    April 19, 2017
    For the third straight year, Mary Washington and Christopher Newport will clash in the CAC women's tennis championship match after both posted shutout victories in Wednesday's semifinals.
  • Christopher Newport Freshman Johanna Ranta-aho Chosen as CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    April 18, 2017
    Christopher Newport freshman Johanna Ranta-aho was chosen as the CAC Player of the Week for the second time this year after posting a 5-1 overall record including multiple wins against Division I opponents, helping the Captains secure their first win over a Division I team in 25 years.
  • York Women's Tennis Defeats St. Mary's 6-3 in CAC First Round
    April 15, 2017
    Fourth-seeded York posted a 6-3 win over St. Mary's in the opening round of the CAC Women's Tennis Tournament on Saturday in York. The Spartans advance to the semifinals where they will travel to top-seeded Mary Washington on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
  • CAC Women's Tennis Tournament Pairings Set
    April 12, 2017
    On the final day of the CAC regular season, York defeated Frostburg State 8-1 in the lone women's tennis matchup of the day. The Spartans posted wins over Penn State Harrisburg and Frostburg State on back-to-back days to lock up the No. 4 seed in the upcoming CAC Tournament.
  • Mary Washington Freshman Rachel Summers Picks Up Second Straight CAC Weekly Honor
    April 11, 2017
    Mary Washington freshman Rachel Summers was named the CAC Player of the Week for the second straight week after going undefeated in singles and doubles play last week for the 17th-ranked Eagles. Summers went 3-0 in singles play and 2-0 in doubles, including a pair of victories in a 5-4 loss to 12th-ranked Carnegie Mellon. The Eagles defeated York and Penn State Harrisburg, moving them to 6-0 in conference play and locking up the top seed in the CAC Tournament.
  • Mary Washington Freshman Rachel Summers Receives Women's Tennis Weekly Award
    April 04, 2017
    Mary Washington freshman Rachel Summers secured CAC Player of the Week honors after going 3-0 in both singles and doubles last weekend, including the match-clinching point in a 5-4 upset win over No. 11 Washington & Lee. Summers and the 17th-ranked Eagles topped Southern Virginia, No. 35 TCNJ, Frostburg State, and Washington & Lee. In singles, Summers won at No. 3 singles over Southern Virginia and No. 4 singles against TCNJ and Washington & Lee. She also teamed with Ashley Barrow to gain a win at No. 1 doubles against Southern Virginia and at No. 2 against TCNJ and Washington & Lee.
  • Salisbury Freshman Jordan Schaefer Collects CAC Women's Tennis Weekly Award
    March 28, 2017
    Salisbury freshman Jordan Schaefer was chosen as the CAC Player of the Week after going 6-0 last week in a 2-1 week for the Sea Gulls. Schaefer was a perfect 3-0 in singles matches at the No. 5 position, posting straight-set victories against Occidental and Whittier and a three-set triumph against 40th-ranked Oberlin. In doubles, she teamed with Claudia Lohn for a trio of victories at the No. 2 spot.
  • Mary Washington Senior Taylor Diffley Grabs CAC Women's Tennis Weekly Honors
    March 22, 2017
    Mary Washington senior Taylor Diffley was picked as the CAC Player of the Week for the second time in 2016-17 after turning in a perfect week for the Eagles in wins over nationally-ranked Skidmore and Whitman as well as Bates at the Blue Grey Invitational.
  • Christopher Newport Freshman Johanna Ranta-aho Named CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    March 14, 2017
    Christopher Newport freshman Johanna Ranta-aho secured CAC Player of the Week honors after posting a 3-1 record in both singles and doubles last week for the Captains. Ranta-aho's only losses of the week came against fifth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. She helped CNU pick up wins over Chapman, Caltech, and No. 24 Redlands with her victories at No. 2 singles and doubles. She paired with Kate Huck in doubles, earning an 8-0 win at Chapman, an 8-3 win at Caltech, and an 8-2 win at Redlands. In singles, Ranta-aho suffered her only loss to 14th-ranked Catherine Allen (CMS), while picking up wins against Nicole Fouts (6-0, 6-1) from Chapman, Julia Reisler (6-1, 6-0) from Caltech, and Emily Murnin (2-6, 6-4, 6-2) from Redlands.
  • St. Mary's Junior Savannah Bergen Honored as CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    March 07, 2017
    St. Mary's junior Savannah Bergen was honored as the CAC Player of the Week after posting a 4-0 week in a 1-1 week for St. Mary's. Bergen teamed up with Claire Bodine for a pair of No. 3 doubles victories against Harford Community College, 9-7, and No. 40 Washington College, 8-3. Against HCC, Bergen/Bodine were down 3-6 before rallying back for the 9-7 win. Bergen then notched wins at No. 6 singles, posting a straight set win vs. Harford's Rachel Hall and winning 8-1 over Washington's Mariah Thomas.
  • Mary Washington Junior Kait Brogan Earns CAC Women's Tennis Weekly Honors for Second Time This Year
    February 28, 2017
    Mary Washington junior Kait Brogan was named the CAC Player of the Week for the second time in 2016-17 after leading the 15th-ranked Eagles to a 4-0 start to the spring season. Brogan boasts a 3-0 mark at No. 1 singles and a 4-0 record at No. 1 doubles this spring. She has captured each of her three singles wins in straight sets, and she and doubles partner Taylor Diffley have yet to lose more than two games in a doubles matchup this spring. The Eagles have topped Meredith, Methodist, Franklin & Marshall, and Salisbury.
  • Mary Washington Junior Kait Brogan Tabbed as CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    October 11, 2016
    Mary Washington junior Kait Brogan was tabbed as the CAC Player of the Week after winning the main singles draw at the Mount St. Mary's Invitational last weekend. Brogan defeated Danielle Thompson of Morgan State, 6-4, 6-7 (1), 10-5, in the finals after downing teammate Danielle Mirabella, 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 in the semifinals.
  • Penn State Harrisburg Freshman Sydney Nye Claims CAC Women's Tennis Weekly Honors
    October 04, 2016
    Penn State Harrisburg freshman Sydney Nye was honored as the CAC Player of the Week after capturing wins at both No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles in a non-conference matchup against Goucher. Nye downed her singles opponent in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, and teamed with fellow freshman Alicia Hitz for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles.
  • Mary Washington Senior Taylor Diffley Selected as CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    September 27, 2016
    Mary Washington senior Taylor Diffley was selected as the CAC Player of the Week after teaming with junior Caroline Mosberg to advance to the finals of the ITA Southeast Regional this weekend, winning four matches before falling in the final in three sets to Johns Hopkins, 6-7, 6-4, 10-5.
  • Mary Washington Chosen as Unanimous Favorite in CAC Women's Tennis Preseason Poll
    March 10, 2016
    With 13-straight CAC titles in hand, Mary Washington was once again picked as the preseason favorite in the 2017 CAC Women's Tennis Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Eagles were a unanimous choice atop the rankings, receiving seven first-place votes and 49 points.