Women’s Tennis Earns Highest Regional Ranking since 2008

College of William & Mary

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The William & Mary women’s tennis team added to its list of accomplishments in 2018, garnering Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Rankings. The Tribe earned its highest team regional ranking since 2008, coming in at No. 2 in the Atlantic Region. Sophomores Rosie Cheng (No. 3) and Natalia Perry (No. 17) as well as junior Clara Tanielian (No. 12) received regional singles rankings, while Tanielian and freshman Vitoria Okuyama were ranked No. 4 in doubles. 
The Tribe, which finished the year at 17-10, was second in the region behind Virginia. It was the program’s highest regional ranking since holding down the No. 1 spot in the East region in 2008. W&M capped another strong campaign, winning its 26th CAA title and making its 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance. The Tribe was ranked among the top 50 nationally in 10 of the final 11 polls and finished the year at No. 45 in the country. 
Cheng, who was named the CAA Player of the Year, received the highest regional singles ranking for a W&M player since 2008, coming in at No. 3 in the Atlantic Region. The Tribe sophomore was selected as the region’s Player to Watch following a standout season that included all-league honors in both singles and doubles. She compiled 18 singles wins, including 11 at the top spot and four over nationally-ranked foes. Cheng also earned the Most Outstanding Performer of the 2018 CAA Championship in helping the program to the CAA crown.Tanielian, who advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Atlantic Region Championship in the fall, came in at No. 12 in the singles ranking.  The Second Team All-CAA pick recorded 26 singles wins on the year, including 14 at the top three dual-match positions. Perry, who was an All-CAA First Team honoree, came in at No. 17 in the region. She finished the year with 24 singles victories, including seven at the No. 2 spot. Perry clinched seven Tribe wins on the year, including the CAA title …

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