Four Eph Women’s Tennis Players Named All-NESCAC; Atkinson & Mia Gancayco Win ITA Honors

Hannah Atkinson '17
Hannah Atkinson '17

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Four members of Alison Swain's Williams College women's tennis team (17-4) that recently won the NESCAC title and has advance to a 12th consecutive NCAA Quarterfinals appearance have been accorded All-NESCAC honors this season.

Junior Juli Raventos was named Fall-NESCAC First Team in singles play for the third consecutive year. Raventos won the ITA Northeast Singles title in the fall and has compiled a 15-4 record this year.

Joining Raventos on the first team in singles is sophomore Leah Bush who filled in at the top of the Eph ladder when Raventos was sidelined for a month with an illness. Bush has fashioned an 18-6 ledger this year.

In doubles the Eph tandem of senior Hannah Atkinson and first year Chloe Henderson were named to the first team. Atkinson and Henderson have won 22 of 31 matches this year.

Atkinson was also accorded Second Team singles honors, where she has compiled a 21-3 record.

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) named Hannah Atkinson the most improved senior singles player in the Northeast Region, while junior Mia Gancayco was named the winner of the Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship award.

Both Juli Raventos and Leah Bush have been invited to compete in the NCAA Singles Tournament that follows the NCAA Team Tournament in Chattanooga, TN. The Ephs will also have two doubles teams in the NCAA Doubles Tournament with the pairing of Atkinson and Henderson and the tandem of Raventos and Linda Shin competing.

Next up for the Eph team will be an NCAA Tourney Quarterfinals encounter with the University of Chicago on May 22.

The NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournaments will be staged after the NCAA Team Tournament concludes with matches being played May 25-27 also in Chattanooga.