Kanagasegar & Paolucci Win at NCAAs to Become First All-Americans in Program History

Kanagasegar & Paolucci Win at NCAAs to Become First All-Americans in Program History

Case Western Reserve University senior Nithya Kanagasegar and freshman Madeleine Paolucci became the first All-Americans in the history of the women's tennis program with a win in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Division III Doubles Tournament on Thursday evening in Claremont, California.

Kanagasegar and Paolucci were dominant in their doubles match, defeating seniors Ashley Barrow and Kait Brogan of the University of Mary Washington in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2. 

Earlier in the day, Kanagasegar ended her collegiate singles career with a straight-set loss to Wesleyan University junior Victoria Yu, 6-1, 6-3 in the first round of the draw.

Kanagasegar and Paolucci will be back in action tomorrow, facing the winner of the first-round doubles match between Yu and Eudice Chong of Wesleyan (the top-seeded duo in the draw) and Catherine Allen and Caroline Cox of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.  Fans can follow Friday's quarterfinals match with live results and live video at https://webapps.cmc.edu/livescore/.