Owen Qualifies for NCAA Singles Championships

Owen Qualifies for NCAA Singles Championships

NCAA Release

INDIANAPOLIS - Announced on Wednesday evening by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), sophomore tennis player and 2019 Southern Athletic Association Player of the Year Catherine Owen will represent Sewanee at the 2019 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championships May 24-26.

The Tunica, Miss. native posted an 11-6 mark in singles play, including earning the clinching win that saw Sewanee capture its seventh straight SAA Tournament Championship.

The two-time All-SAA selection is ranked fifth in the Atlantic South region, and she earned two wins over nationally-ranked opponents: No. 30 Libby Rickeman of MIT and No. 5 Caroline Casper of Pomona-Pitzer.

In her career, the 2018 SAA Co-Newcomer of the Year is 25-11 in singles play, as she competes in her first Individual Championships.

For the individual championships, the national committee has selected seven singles players and three doubles teams from each of the four regions. Additionally, the committee selected the remaining four singles players and four doubles team berths from a national at-large pool. The individual championships shall consist of 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. The selection of teams and individuals for the championships is based on win-lost record, strength of schedule, and eligibility and availability of student-athletes.

The team championship will take place May 20-22, and the individual championships May 24-26, both at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan and will be hosted by the Kalamazoo College.

The draw for the individual championship will be done by the women's tennis committee and will be released on May 23 by 1 p.m. Eastern time by the NCAA.

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