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 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.