Standout track and field student-athletes combine to win seven awards, including Male and Female Athlete of the Year
Images from the Hall of Fame/ITA Invitational.
Spring: Put together a 23-7 dual singles record and 25-3 doubles mark with partner Paige Hourigan ... Earned NCAA at-large doubles berth with Hourigan ... Duo upset Florida’s No. 11 Anna Danilina/Ingrid Neel, 6-1, 3-6, 10-6 in the first round to advance to the round of 16 ... Tandem fell in round of 16 to Alabama’s No. 5 Maddie Pothoff/Erin Routliffe 7-5, 5-7, 10-6 ... Duo broke into the ITA rankings at No. 30 on Feb. 21 ... Finished the season ranked No. 17 ... Competed mainly at the No. 4 position in singles play ... After dropping her first ACC match, won next nine matches against ACC foes ... Won all three singles matches in straight sets during Tech’s run to the NCAA round of 16.
Fall: Saw action in four tournaments ... Went 2-1 in singles play to open the season at the Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational ... Also posted a 2-1 singles record in the Bulldog Challenge and picked up a pair of doubles wins with Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer ... Competed for the Selia Mathew Singles Draw title at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic, but was forced to retire due to an injury.
Juniors: Ranked No. 14 recruit nationwide by Tennis Recruiting Network...Blue Chip recruit...Ranked No. 1 recruit in state of Tennessee and No. 3 recruit in the Southeast Region...No. 7 IMG Tennis RPI and strength of schedule...No. 26 in USTA standings and owns 31-10 overall record...Runner-up in USTA Fed Cup championship for the southern region in 2016...Won USTA’s Southern Winter Level 1 Championship in singles and doubles in 2015...Advanced to finals of USTA National Selection Tournament in doubles in 2014...Father, Keita, played tennis at Jackson State (1987-88) and Rust College (1990-91)...Sister, Kayla, played tennis at Chattanooga...Also ran track as sophomore and junior at White Station...Competed in 200m dash and 4x200m dash...Won state championship in singles three consecutive years (2012-15)...Awarded Tennis Player of the Year in Tennessee...Received Best of Preps Award in 2014...Tabbed Tennis Player of the Year for Southern Region in Tennessee...Member of DECA and placed second at state championship...Spanish National Honor Society.
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