Four Spartans Named to All-UAA Women’s Tennis Team

Four Spartans Named to All-UAA Women’s Tennis Team

Case Western Reserve University senior Nithya Kanagasegar was selected to the All-University Athletic Association Women's Tennis First Team at first singles, while also being named to the All-UAA Second Team with freshman Madeleine Paolucci for their play at No. 1 doubles during the season. Paolucci was also selected to the All-UAA Second Team at second singles, while senior Peyton Young earned honorable mention honors at sixth singles and Young also teamed with freshman Nicole Cardwell to earn honorable mention honors at No. 2 doubles.

The four total All-UAA selections are tied for the most in a single season in the program's history, and only the fourth time that the team has a had multiple all-conference honorees in a season.

Kanagasegar was ranked eighth in singles play in the latest ITA Central Region poll. Playing at first singles throughout the season, she went 15-12 during the campaign, raising her career record to 56-47. It was the third career All-UAA honor for Kanagasegar.

Paolucci was ranked 20th in the singles play in the latest poll. She played primarily at second singles and went 16-11 overall, including an 8-5 mark at second singles. This was the first career All-UAA honor for Paolucci.

In doubles action, Kanagasegar and Paolucci went 22-8 together, including a 15-4 mark in first doubles matches. The duo is ranked third in Central Region, and is coming off of a perfect 3-0 record at the conference championships in April.

Young claimed her first career All-UAA honor, after already being named to the 2018 All-UAA tournament team for posting a perfect 3-0 record at sixth singles during the conference championships. Young has led the Spartans this season with a 19-5 overall record and 5-0 record at sixth singles. For her career, she has posted a 45-17 singles record.

Young and Cardwell have teamed up this season to post a 22-6 record in doubles play, including a 6-2 mark at second doubles. The duo also posted a perfect 3-0 record during the conference championships in late April. This is Cardwell's first career All-UAA honor.

Case Western Reserve ended its regular season with an overall record of 15-4. Kanagasegar and Paolucci will now prepare for the NCAA Division III Championships, after being selected to compete as individuals last week. The draw for individual championships, along with seeding, will be released on May 23rd, the last day of the team championships.