Women’s Tennis Finishes 30th in Oracle/ITA National Poll, Owen and Czura Ranked Nationally

Women’s Tennis Finishes 30th in Oracle/ITA National Poll, Owen and Czura Ranked Nationally

ITA National Team Rankings | ITA Atlantic-South Rankings
ITA National Singles Rankings | ITA National Doubles Rankings

TEMPE, Ariz. - Announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, the Sewanee women's tennis team finishes the 2019 season ranked 30th in the final Oracle/ITA National Rankings. In addition, Catherine Owen (singles and doubles) and Ellie Czura (doubles) were ranked nationally.

The women's program concluded the 2019 campaign with a 17-9 record en route to its seventh straight Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Regular Season and Tournament Championship.

The Tigers appeared in their 26th NCAA Tournament last month, as they dropped a second round match with Washington & Lee.

In the Atlantic South, Sewanee is the highest-ranked team of any conference opponent, with a No. 8 spot. Centre (9th), Rhodes (10th), Millsaps (12th), Birmingham-Southern (15th), Berry (16th) and Oglethorpe (17th) were also in the region rankings as seven of the eight teams in the SAA were listed.

In the individual national rankings: Catherine Owen and Ellie Czura were ranked in the final polls.

In singles, Owen is ranked 29th, finishing with a 12-7 record. Posting an 11-5 record at the No. 1 flight, the 2019 SAA Player of the Year won two matches this season against nationally-ranked individuals.

The Tunica, Miss. native is sixth in the Atlantic South region, as she earned a spot in the 2019 NCAA Individual Championships in singles. 

In doubles, Owen and Czura come in at 23rd with a 13-8 record, including a 12-7 record at the No. 1 flight.

The duo is also ranked sixth in the region, falling two spots despite winning a point in the NCAA Second Round match vs. Washington & Lee.

Additionally, Czura is 13th in the Singles region rankings, falling one spot. The Bluffton, S.C. native posted a 12-8 record overall, as she also collected two wins versus nationally ranked opponents.

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