Women’s Tennis NCAA Regional Preview (May 11-13)

Women’s Tennis NCAA Regional Preview (May 11-13)

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago women's tennis team will travel to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for a seven-team NCAA Division III Championship Regional this Friday-Sunday. After receiving a first-round bye, the Maroons will play their opening match on Saturday afternoon.

 

Match Schedule

Friday, May 11

  • Match 1 – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. Concordia University Wisconsin, 9:00 AM
  • Match 2 – Gustavus Adolphus College vs. College of St. Scholastica, 12:00 PM
  • Match 3 – Grinnell College vs. Coe College, 3:00 PM

Saturday, May 12

  • Match 4 – Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner, 11:30 AM
  • Match 5 – UChicago vs. Match 3 Winner, 3:00 PM

Sunday, May 13

  • Match 6 – Regional Championship, 12:00 PM

 

#10 UChicago Maroons

  • Season Record: 17-4 overall / 2-1 University Athletic Association (UAA)
  • NCAA Appearances: 11
  • Last NCAA Appearance: Reached NCAA Quarterfinals (2017)
  • Notes: UChicago has qualified for the NCAA postseason in 10-straight seasons, advancing to the quarterfinals seven times and the semifinals five times ... The Maroons took second place in the UAA, defeating New York University and Carnegie Mellon University by matching 6-3 scores before falling to No. 1-ranked Emory University ... The sophomore trio of Marjorie Antohi, Estefania Navarro and Alyssa Rudin earned spots on the UAA All-Tournament Team ... The Maroons are 19-1 at the No. 2 singles position this year ... First-year Claire Handa and Antohi anchor the top of the lineup with a combined singles record of 40-12 ... Navarro and Rudin sport a 10-1 doubles record, playing primarily at the No. 3 position ... The Maroons are 12-4 against nationally-ranked teams this season.

 

Coe College Kohawks

  • Season Record: 15-13 overall / 7-1 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC)
  • NCAA Appearances: 9
  • Last NCAA Appearance: Reached NCAA First Round (2017)
  • Notes: After winning the IIAC Tournament, Coe is heading to the NCAA tournament for the seventh-straight season… Senior Haley Resnick went 4-0 in the tournament to become Coe's all-time leader in doubles wins with 100, while also tying her for second in school history with 182 career wins … Resnick and her doubles-partner junior Lauren French are the fourth duo in school history to hit 25 wins in a season … French leads the team in singles wins this season with a 27-8 record … Going into the IIAC tournament seeded second, Coe defeated top-seed Luther College 5-2 to clinch the championship and the postseason ticket … Last year, the Kohawks was defeated in the first round of the postseason 5-0 by Augustana College.

 

Concordia Wisconsin Falcons

  • Season Record: 20-5 overall / 9-0 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC)
  • NCAA Appearances: 3
  • Last NCAA Appearance: Reached NCAA First Round (2017)
  • Notes: Concordia Wisconsin won its third-consecutive NACC Tournament Championship, becoming the second program in the NACC to achieve the feat after Edgewood College from 2013-15 … Sophomore Emma Sievers tied the program's single-season record with 24 after her 6-0, 6-2 victory, which also pushed her win streak to 10 matches. She owns a 24-2 singles mark … Junior Ashley Solberg owns a 17-6 record at the No. 1 singles position this year … Over the last three NACC Tournaments, the Falcons have a combined scoring margin 40-10 with two shutout victories … Last year, Concordia Wisconsin fell to John Carroll University 5-0 in the first round of NCAAs.

 

Grinnell College Pioneers

  • Season Record: 19-4 overall / 9-0 Midwest Conference (MWC)
  • NCAA Appearances: 8
  • Last NCAA Appearance: Reached NCAA First Round (2016)
  • Notes: Grinnell won the Midwest Conference Team tournament to advance to the postseason, defeating St. Norbert College and Lake Forest College by matching 5-1 scores … With a 19-4 record, Grinnell is enjoying the most wins for the program in 2011-12 and the second most in Pioneer history … Freshman Milica Cvrkota broke the school's season wins record for singles with her 27th victory of the season versus St. Norbert … Freshman Abby Nielsen holds the second spot with 25 wins … Freshman Ali Hickey ranks third in season doubles victories with 24 and Cvrkota and Nielsen are tied for fourth with 23 … In the 2016 NCAA tournament, Coe beat Grinnell 5-1 in the opening round.

 

#28 Gustavus Adolphus Gusties

  • Season Record: 17-7 overall / 10-0 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)
  • NCAA Appearances: 26
  • Last NCAA Appearance: Reached NCAA Third Round (2017)
  • Notes: Gustavus Adolphus won the MIAC playoff championship for the third-straight year and eighth time, beating Carleton College 5-2 … The Gusties fell to UChicago 5-1 in the third round of the NCAA postseason last year … GAC went undefeated in conference play and are riding a nine-match winning streak … The Gusties have played two of their regional opponents in the regular season, defeating Wisconsin-Whitewater 5-4 and losing to UChicago 8-1 … At the top of the lineup, junior Briana Hartmann owns a team-best 24-8 singles record. She also holds down the No. 1 doubles spot with senior Ally Baker, going 16-7 on the season … GAC is 18-4 at the No. 3 singles spot this season.

 

St. Scholastica Saints

  • Season Record: 14-6 overall / 7-0 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC)
  • NCAA Appearances: 7
  • Last NCAA Appearance: Reached NCAA First Round (2017)
  • Notes: The Saints captured their 19th overall and second-consecutive UMAC tournament championship. St. Scholastica trailed Northwestern (Minn.) 4-1 before coming back to win 5-4. Senior Sarah Coryell clinched the match in third-set super tiebreak … It was the seventh-straigth meeting of the Saints and the Eagles in the UMAC Championship, with the Saints leading the series 4-3 … In the semifinals of the UMAC, Coryell earned her 100th career victory, becoming the sixth player in program history to reach that mark … Coryell owns an 18-1 singles record while senior Alexia Brascugli is 10-3 overall … St. Scholastica fell to Hope College 5-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament last year.

 

#34 Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks

  • Season Record: 19-6 overall / 6-0 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC)
  • NCAA Appearances: 11
  • Last NCAA Appearance: Reached NCAA Second Round (2017)
  • Notes: UWW defeated University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by matching 6-0 scores in the WIAC Tournament to claim its 11th-consecutive trip to the NCAA postseason. The victories also marked four-straight duals without dropping a single match … Senior Alexandra Talyansky leads the team in singles victories at 26-9, followed by freshman Sabrina Palavra at 20-3 … The top doubles duo of senior Bridgid McGuire and senior Jillian Wallace are 34-4 on the season … In the 2017 NCAA postseason, UW-Whitewater won the first round match 5-0 against Northwestern (Minn.) before falling to Hope College 5-3 in the second round … The Warhawks have lost to UChicago in the NCAA third round three times since 2012.