Eph Women’s Tennis to Face UChicago in NCAA Quarterfinals in Chattanooga May 22

Linda Shin '17
Linda Shin '17


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WILLIAMSTOWN, MA –
Alison Swain's Williams women's team (17-4) is headed to Tennessee for the NCAA Quarterfinals to play UChicago (18-4) Monday at 8:30 a.m. EST.

This marks the 12th straight year the Ephs have advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinal round and the 10th consecutive time under Swain.

Swain has guided the Ephs to glittering 45-2 NCAA Tournament record and has won seven NCAA titles. In 2014 the Ephs finished fourth and last year they lost the title match to Emory University 5-4.

The Ephs have won their last 10 matches including the NESCAC championship. UChicago will enter the match having won its last two matches.

Back on March 24 in Claremont, Calif., the Ephs and the Maroons played and Williams prevailed 6-3.

In doubles play the Ephs will have junior Juli Raventos and Linda Shin at #1, where they are 18-2 on the year. Raventos and Shin won the 2015 and 2016 NCAA Doubles title in the tourney that follows the team championship each spring.

Senior Hannah Atkinson and first year Chloe Henderson will play at #2 doubles and they are 22-9 in their first season playing together. At #3 doubles junior Julia Cancio will play with first year Emily Zheng. The Cancio/Zheng team is 16-2 on the year.

The Eph doubles teams of Raventos/Shin and Atkinson/Henderson have earned invitations to play in the NCAA Doubles Tournament following team play in Chattanooga.

In singles play Juli Raventos (15-4) holds down the top spot in the lineup with sophomore Leah Bush occupying the second spot. Bush possesses an 18-6 record. Hannah Atkinson (21-3) will play #3 singles with Linda Shin (11-5) playing at #4.

Junior Mia Gancayco (20-5) will play at #5 singles with classmate Julia Cancio (13-0) playing at No. 6

Both Raventos and Bush have earned invitations to play in the NCAA Singles Tournament following team play in Chattanooga.

Asked where she feels her team is at this point in the season, Swain noted: "I think we are very motivated right now and have improved both our doubles and singles