2017-18 Women's Tennis News

  • Five from CAC Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Honors
    May 17, 2018
    Five CAC student-athletes have been selected to the 2017-18 Google Cooud Academic All-District Men's & Women's At-Large Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). 
  • Christopher Newport Sophomore Johanna Ranta-aho Named CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Year
    May 14, 2018
    Christopher Newport sophomore Johanna Ranta-aho was selected as the CAC Player of the Year to lead the 2018 All-CAC Women's Tennis team. Mary Washington freshman Rachel Cooper and Salisbury freshman Sydney Soto shared Rookie of the Year honors, while Mary Washington head coach Patrick Catullo was tabbed as the CAC Coach of the Year for the 13th straight season. 
  • Mary Washington Women's Tennis Knocked Out by Amherst in NCAA Third Round
    May 13, 2018
    The 19th-ranked Mary Washington women's tennis team dropped a 5-0 decision to ninth-ranked Amherst on Sunday at the Battleground in the third round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Eagles's season comes to a close with a 20-5 record.
  • Mary Washington Outlasts Washington & Lee 5-4 in NCAA Women's Tennis Second Round
    May 12, 2018
    Mary Washington escaped with a 5-4 victory over Washington & Lee  on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship at the Battleground. The Eagles, after claiming the five-plus hour match, improve to 20-4 on the season, and will advance to Sunday's third round to host Amherst at noon.
  • Christopher Newport's Ranta-aho & Mary Washington's Barrow, Brogan Earn Spots in NCAA Women's Tennis Individual Championships
    May 09, 2018
    Christopher Newport senior Johanna Ranta-aho and Mary Washington seniors Kait Brogan and Ashley Barrow have been selected to compete at the NCAA women's tennis singles and doubles championships, respectively.
  • Mary Washington Women's Tennis Selected to Host NCAA Regional
    May 07, 2018
    CAC champion Mary Washington will host a six-team NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament Regional this weekend at the Battleground.
  • Mary Washington Women's Tennis Collects 15th Straight CAC Title
    May 05, 2018
    Top-seeded Mary Washington captured its 15th consecutive CAC Women's Tennis Championship with a 5-1 triumph over second-seeded Christopher Newport on Saturday in Fredericksburg, Va. The Eagles have now defeated CNU in the title match each of the last four seasons. 
  • Mary Washington and Christopher Newport Win CAC Women's Tennis Semifinal Matches
    May 01, 2018
    For the fourth straight year, Mary Washington and Christopher Newport will meet in the CAC women's tennis championship match after both posted semifinal victories on Tuesday.  
  • Mary Washington Sophomore Rachel Summers Repeats as CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    May 01, 2018
    Mary Washington sophomore Rachel Summers earned CAC Player of the Week honors for the fourth time this season after picking up singles and doubles wins in the Eagles' victory over No. 15 Washington & Lee on Saturday. In doubles, she paired with Caroline Mosberg to defeat Valerie Marshall and Lily Horsley at the No. 2 position, 8-7 (4), to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead after doubles. She then scored a pivotal 6-3, 5-0 (ret.) win at No. 2 singles over Marshall as the Eagles gained the one-point victory. She improved to 11-3 on the spring in singles play.
  • York Tops Southern Virginia in CAC Women's Tennis First Round
    April 28, 2018
    The York College women's tennis squad opened their stay in the 2018 Capital Athletic Conference tournament with a 6-3 win over Southern Virginia in the opening round on Friday in York. The match was played indoors at the Wisehaven Tennis Center due to the morning rains in York.
  • CAC Player of the Week Interview - Mary Washington Sophomore Rachel Summers
    April 25, 2018
    Mary Washington sophomore Rachel Summers talks about her success on the court this season.
  • Mary Washington Sophomore Rachel Summers Collects CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week for Third Time
    April 24, 2018
    Mary Washington sophomore Rachel Summers was chosen as the CAC Player of the Week for the third time this year after going unbeaten in singles and doubles for the Eagles in a 2-0 week. She went 2-0 at No. 2 singles against Salisbury and TCNJ, and also picked up a No 2 doubles win vs. TCNJ with Caroline Mosberg. In singles, she scored a 7-5, 6-0 win at Salisbury over Julia Kwedi, and tallied a 6-4, 6-2 win over Grace Minassian at TCNJ. 
  • Mary Washington Women's Tennis Earns Top CAC Tournament Seed for 12th Straight Year; CAC Tournament Matchups Set
    April 22, 2018
    Mary Washington completed an unbeaten CAC women's tennis regular season for the 12th year in a row, claiming the No. 1 seed in the upcoming CAC Tournament. The five-team CAC Tournament field is now set following the final conference regular season matches on Saturday. 
  • Christopher Newport Sophomore Johanna Ranta-aho Earns Third CAC Women's Tennis Weekly Honor
    April 17, 2018
    Christopher Newport sophomore Johanna Ranta-aho was honored as the CAC Player of the Week for the second-straight week and third time this spring after winning all four of her matches and helping the Captains secure the No. 2 seed in the CAC Tournament with wins over Salisbury and St. Mary's. Ranta-aho extended her singles winning streak to 12 matches, defeating Salisbury's regionally-ranked Annika Kezman (No. 14 in Atlantic South) at No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-4) and then took down St. Mary's Sophie Gary (6-0, 6-0). She also won a pair of doubles matches with two different partners. She played at No. 3 against Salisbury with Lily Schreiber, winning 8-0, before teaming with Alexandra Drye for a No. 1 doubles victory against St. Mary's, 8-3.
  • Christopher Newport Sophomore Johanna Ranta-aho Earns CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week For Second Time
    April 10, 2018
    Christopher Newport sophomore Johanna Ranta-aho earned CAC Player of the Week honors for the second time this season after winning all four matches she played in conference play last week. Against Penn State Harrisburg, who posted a 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles and teamed with Lily Schreiber for an 8-0 triumph at No. 2 doubles. Against York, she won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and secured another 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles with Isabelle Wessel. Ranta-aho has now won 10-straight singles matches. 
  • Salisbury Sophomore Julia Kwedi Tabbed as CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    April 03, 2018
    Salisbury sophomore Julia Kwedi was tabbed as the CAC Player of the Week after going 3-0 in victories over Washington College and St. Mary's on Friday. Against Washington College, ranked No. 20 in the Atlantic South Region, Kwedi won her No. 1 doubles match with playing partner Annika Kezman 9-8 (9-7) before battling to a three-set victory at No. 2 singles. Kwedi's 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3 win was the match-clinching victory in the 5-4 Salisbury win. Against St. Mary's, Kwedi and Kezman earned an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles.
  • Mary Washington Senior Hannah Jabusch Chosen as CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    March 27, 2018
    Mary Washington senior Hannah Jabusch was chosen as the CAC Player of the Week after tallying a perfect 4-0 singles record as the 16th-ranked Eagles went 4-0 on the weekend to improve to 10-3 overall and 3-0 in CAC action. Jabusch won matches at No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 over the weekend. She topped Caroline Stallings of Centre at No. 3, 6-3, 6-3, and Maisie Supp of York at No. 2, 6-0, 6-0, on Saturday. On Sunday, she topped Sydney Nye of Penn State Harrisburg at No. 1, 6-0, 6-0, and then Isabelle Wessel of 26th-ranked CNU at No. 4, 6-0, 6-1. She also picked up a doubles win against York at the No. 2 spot, winning 8-2 with Sophie Dixon. She is 9-2 on the spring in singles play.​
  • Southern Virginia Sophomore Rachel Christensen Honored as CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    March 20, 2018
    Southern Virginia sophomore Rachel Christensen was honored as the CAC Player of the Week after leading the Knights to a pair of team wins with 2-0 records at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. In a 9-0 win over Salem, Christensen won 8-0 at No. 1 doubles and outlasted her opponents 4-6, 6-0, 12-10 at No. 1 singles. In a 7-2 triumph over Meredith, Christensen won 8-2 in doubles and 7-5, 3-6, 10-1 in singles. 
  • Mary Washington Sophomore Rachel Summers Tabbed as CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    March 13, 2018
    Mary Washington sophomore Rachel Summers was tabbed as the CAC Player of the Week for the second time in 2017-18 after registering a perfect 3-0 record in singles and doubles last week as the 16th-ranked Eagles won three-straight matches in California. At No. 2 singles, Summers defeated Julia Reisler of Caltech 6-4, 6-0, Elizabeth Johnson of Redlands 6-2, 6-2, and Madison Ross of Chapman 6-2, 7-5. She also teamed with Caroline Mosberg for 8-1, 8-1, and 8-2 wins at No. 2 doubles. 
  • Christopher Newport Sophomore Johanna Ranta-aho Collects CAC Women's Tennis Weekly Honors
    March 06, 2018
    Christopher Newport sophomore Johanna Ranta-aho was honored as the CAC Player of the Week after winning her singles and doubles matches in the Captains' 6-3 win over Caltech. At No. 1 singles, Ranta-aho defeated Kana Moriyama 6-4, 6-1. She also paired with Kate Huck from an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles over Julia Reisler and Erin Wang. 
  • Mary Washington Unanimous Choice Atop CAC Women's Tennis Preseason Poll
    March 02, 2018
    Mary Washington was once again chosen as the preseason favorite in the 2018 CAC Women's Tennis Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Eagles, who carry a 14-year CAC Championship streak into this spring, received seven first-place votes and 49 points to land atop the poll. 
  • Salisbury Sophomore Annika Kezman Selected as CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
    February 27, 2018
    Salisbury sophomore Annika Kezman was selected as the CAC Player of the Week after beginning the season a perfect 7-0 through four matches. Kezman has won all four of her No. 1 singles matches in straight sets. In doubles play, she has teamed with classmate Julia Kwedi for a 3-0 record at the No. 1 position. The Sea Gulls are off to a 3-1 start this spring with wins over Dickinson, Catholic, and Bridgewater (Va.). 
  • Christopher Newport Promotes David Weiner to Head Women's Tennis Coach
    October 16, 2017
    Christopher Newport Director of Athletics Kyle McMullin today announced the promotion of David Weiner to the position of Head Women's Tennis Coach. Weiner will begin duties as head coach of the CNU Women's Tennis team effective immediately.
  • York Junior Rachel Wagner Receives CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week Award
    October 03, 2017
    York junior Rachel Wagner received CAC Player of the Week accolades after leading the Spartans to a pair of non-conference wins with a 2-0 mark in both singles and doubles. At No. 2 singles, Wagner recorded a 6-0, 6-1 win over Albright's Sir Yenda on Friday and followed that with a 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 win over Catholic's Sarah MacLean on Saturday to finish the fall a perfect 6-0 at the second singles position for York. On Friday, Wagner teamed with sophomore Gina Liguori to earn an 8-0 second singles decision over Albright. The duo earned another 8-0 in Saturday's victory over Catholic. Wagner and Liguori finished the falll 6-0. 
  • Mary Washington Sophomore Rachel Summers Earns CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week Award
    September 26, 2017
    Mary Washington sophomore Rachel Summers earned CAC Player of the Week accolades after capturing the ITA Southeast Regional singles title on Monday, becoming the first UMW player since 2000 to win the tournament. Summers, the nine seed, defeated Anjali Kashyap of Carnegie Mellon, 7-6 (5), 6-4, in the final. Earlier in the day, she topped Hannah Rosenfield of Carnegie Mellon, 7-5, 6-3. In all, she won six matches over the weekend, including three over seeded players, and won all six matches in straight sets. Summers will advance to the ITA Small College National Championships in October. She becomes the first Eagles to claim the singles flight since Lea Schon in 2000.​
  • Mary Washington's Rachel Summers Wins Southeast Regional Singles Title
    September 25, 2017
    Mary Washington sophomore Rachel Summers won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Southeast Regional singles championship on Monday at the Battleground, becoming the first UMW player since 2000 to win the bracket.