Johns Hopkins Places Six on All-Centennial Conference Teams
May 2, 2012
Junior Nandita Krishnan, sophomore Hailey Hogan and freshman Elaine Baik received First Team All-Centennial honors in singles, while Krishnan and Hogan were also named First Team All-Centennial in doubles. Baik with classmate Stephanie Rettig, earned Honorable Mention All-CC honors in doubles. Freshman Shannon Herndon earned second team honors in singles and first team honors in doubles with sophomore Abby Clark, who also garnered honorable mention honors in singles.
Hopkins has produced 29 All-Centennial Conference singles players and 11 all-conference doubles teams since 1994. The five all-conference singles and three all-conference doubles selections are program records for the six-time conference champions. Krishnan earns First Team All-Centennial honors in singles for the third straight season, making her just the fourth player in program history to do so. She also earns all-conference doubles honors for the third straight season. Baik, Clark and Herndon are the fourth, fifth and sixth freshmen in school history to earn All-Centennial honors in both singles and doubles.
Krishnan, who suffered an injury in the 2011 NCAA Sweet 16 and missed all of the fall season, is 8-2 in singles and 10-4 in doubles so far this spring. She recently won both her 50th career singles and 50th career doubles match as she enters the NCAA Tournament with 100 total career wins. The junior ranks fifth in school history in career singles and doubles wins and is fourth in total wins. She is ranked 14th in the Atlantic South in singles and with Hogan, the pair is ranked third in the region in doubles. Hogan, ranked 10th in the region in singles, has posted a 13-4 record in singles and a 14-5 mark in doubles so far this season. For her career, she is 31-8 in singles and 33-9 in doubles to rank tied for 14th and tied for 13th respectively, in Johns Hopkins history. Hogan and Krishnan are 10-4 so far this season at first doubles.
Baik earns all-conference accolades with a 7-7 overall singles record, with four of her matches coming against regionally ranked opponents, and she is ranked third in the Atlantic South. In doubles, she is 11-3 overall and 5-0 when partnered with Rettig. Rettig is 10-1 overall in doubles in her rookie campaign. Clark and Herndon posted an 11-4 record together this season, primarily at second doubles, and the duo is ranked sixth in the region. In singles action, Clark is 11-4 overall, while Herndon has gone 14-4 and is ranked 24th in the region by the ITA.
Hopkins won its record sixth straight Centennial Conference Championship in 2012. The Blue Jays have won 60 straight Centennial Conference matches, dating to the beginning of the 2007 season. Hopkins earned the Centennial Conference's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament and will find out its postseason plans on Monday, May 7 when the bracket is announced.
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