Blue Jays Beat Sixth-Ranked Jumbos, 5-4
Strickland Clinches Win for the Blue Jays
Chen, Kankanala, Zou Earn All-Centennial Conference Honors
Woodring Earns 92nd Career Win
Chen Clinches Win for the Blue Jays, Woodring Ties Wins Record
Dave Woodring is in his eighth season as the head coach of the Johns Hopkins women's tennis team and his fourth as Director of Tennis. He spent his first six seasons with the program as assistant coach for the men's and women's teams before being promoted to women's head coach in 2011. In July 2014, Woodring was named the first full-time Director of Tennis.
Woodring led Hopkins to its 11th consecutive Centennial Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2017. The Blue Jays won 19 matches and ran their conference win streak to 110 (dating back to March 17, 2007). Seniors Ashnaa Rao and Mikey Barthelmass won the ITA Southeast Doubles Championship. Rao also made her third straight appearance at the ITA Oracle Cup (formerly National Small College Championship) for singles.
In 2016, Hopkins finished third at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, its fourth straight top-three finish at the championship. Rao won her second straight ITA Southeast Singles Championship and advanced to the finals of the ITA National Small College Championship. Woodring also earned his 100th career win, the first coach in program history to reach that milestone.
Woodring guided Hopkins to its ninth straight Centennial Conference title, ninth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and third straight ITA National Team Indoor title in 2015. Rao won the ITA National Small College Championship in the fall and earned All-America honors while finishing the season ranked 17th in the nation. The 2014 season was the most successful season in program history, as the Blue Jays placed fourth at the NCAA Championship and finished with a 24-3 record. Freshman Amanda Austi, who was named the ITA Atlantic South Rookie of the Year, earned ITA All-America honors for singles.
In 2013, Woodring guided Hopkins to a then school-record 20 wins, the ITA National Team Indoor Championship and its second straight NCAA Quarterfinals appearance. The Blue Jays finished the season with an impressive 20-3 mark and achieved a program first on March 5 when the Blue Jays were ranked number one in the nation by the ITA. JHU held onto the ranking for just over three weeks.
Hopkins reached new heights in 2012 as the Blue Jays advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time ever. Hopkins won a then school-record 18 matches and finished the season ranked 11th in the nation. In addition, sophomore Hailey Hogan and junior Nandita Krishnan advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship. The pair took home All-America honors in doubles and were ranked fourth in the nation in the final ITA poll. Krishnan took home NCAA Elite 89 and Third Team Academic All-America honors.
In 2011, his first season as head coach, Woodring carried on the Blue Jays' winning tradition as they took home their fifth straight Centennial Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the fourth straight year. Carolyn Warren was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year, a Second Team Academic All-American and earned the NCAA Elite 88 award.
Woodring has been involved with tennis in the Baltimore community for the past 19 years. He has helped coach in the grassroots tennis programs with the Greater Baltimore Tennis Patrons and helped coach the Eastern Tech High School teams. He also coached his son, Ryan, to a competitive USTA ranking and onto All-America honors for Harford County Community College. He is currently coaching at Green Spring Racquet Club located in Lutherville MD.
|Woodring Year by Year|
|2010-11||17-3 (10-0)||Champions||Sweet 16|
|2014-15||18-5 (10-0)||Champions||Sweet 16|
|2015-16||18-5 (10-0)||Champions||Sweet 16|
Updated August 2017
Updated July 2016