Women’s Tennis Finishes 2018 Season 12th in Final Oracle/ITA Division III Rankings

Women’s Tennis Finishes 2018 Season 12th in Final Oracle/ITA Division III Rankings

National Rankings: Team | Singles | Doubles
Atlantic South Rankings

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Sewanee women's tennis team wraps up the 2018 season with a No. 12 ranking, announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Tuesday.

The Tigers finished the season with a 22-5 record, with the 22 wins tying the most since 2016, en route to their sixth straight Southern Athletic Association Regular Season and Tournament Title.

Finishing third in the Atlantic South region rankings ahead of Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) and National runner-up Emory, the Tigers advanced to the third round of the 2018 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships. Making their 25th appearance in the championships, the Tigers downed the Bears of Washington University-St. Louis (Mo.) in a 5-4 battle before falling in the next round to Emory.

Clementina Davila wraps up her career in the top-20 in the national singles rankings, finishing in a tie for 20th with Marjorie Antohi of Chicago, Libby Rickeman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Caroline Kutach of Trinity (Texas). The Mexico City, Mexico native racked up a 15-4 record overall in singles action, including a 10-2 record at the No. 1 flight.

Making two straight NCAA Singles Championships, the Atlantic South's Most Improved Senior finished fifth in the final regional poll, as she concludes her career with 49 singles wins.

Also ranked in the singles regional poll is Christina Merchant. The Greenville, S.C. native is 15th with an 11-6 record. The senior finished her career with the Purple and Gold with a 50-25 singles record.

In doubles play, the duo of Catherine Owen and Davila fell two spots to No. 16. Playing the No. 1 position all throughout the season, the team totaled a 19-7 record, including a semifinalist finish in the main draw of the ITA Regional Championships. Winning nine of the final 10 matches together, the duo finished ranked fourth in the region.

Ellie Czura and Merchant ended the season at No. 8 in the region in doubles. The duo, primarily at the No. 2 flight, tallied a 17-6 record, 15-5 in the spring season.

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