Madeleine Paolucci Named ITA All-American

Madeleine Paolucci Named ITA All-American

Case Western Reserve University junior Madeleine Paolucci was named a 2020 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Women's All-American, as announced by the organization on Wednesday afternoon.

Paolucci earned the honor after finishing in the Top-20 in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Singles Rankings. The 2020 ITA Division III Women's All-Americans were named after a shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the honor, Paolucci becomes the program's only four-time All-American. In 2018-19, she was named an All-American after pairing with former Spartan Jessica Liu to win the fall regional doubles championship and then advancing to the NCAA singles round of 16 in the spring. In 2017-18, Paolucci earned All-American honors after teaming with former Spartan Nithya Kanagasegar to advance to the doubles quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships.

Paolucci, a three-time All-UAA honoree, was ranked ninth in the final ITA Division III poll in singles play and second in the Central Region. Playing at first singles throughout the season, she went 8-8 during the campaign, raising her career record to 43-27. Her 43 wins currently ranks 10th-best in program history.

In doubles action, Paolucci teamed with first-year Savannah Bright to post a 9-4 record together. The duo was ranked 25th in the final Division III rankings, and were the seventh-ranked doubles pairing in the Central Region.

Case Western Reserve compiled a 5-4 overall record in 2019-20, and was 25th in the last Division III team rankings, released on March 13.