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Matava, Bhamidipati Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team


May 23, 2008

BALTIMORE, MD - Junior Brittany Matava (Denver, CO/Littleton) and sophomore Anita Bhamidipati (Egg Harbor Township, NJ/Egg Harbor Township) have been named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Women's At-Large Second Team. The pair led the Johns Hopkins women's tennis team to a 17-4 record and the team's first ever NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2008.

Matava, a neuroscience major who boasts a 3.71 GPA, went 21-10 in singles and 16-5 in doubles this season. A two-time First Team All-Centennial Conference selection in both singles and doubles, she earned All-America honors last season in doubles. She holds the program record for career singles wins (56), doubles wins (46) and total wins (102). Matava was the first women's tennis player in school history to surpass 100 career wins. A Dean's List student, she is also a tutor and a member of the Dean Student Advisory Committee.

Bhamidipati, also a 2007 All-American, went 18-6 in singles and 16-5 in doubles this season. She boasts a 3.52 GPA as a neuroscience major. She has earned First Team All-Centennial honors in both singles and doubles in each of her two seasons. She is currently ranked 10th in the Atlantic South region for singles and eighth for doubles with Matava. Bhamidipati already ranks fourth in JHU career history with 39 singles wins, ninth in doubles (32) and fourth in total wins (71). She holds the program record for consecutive singles wins (21). Also a Dean's List student, Bhamidipati has volunteered at both the Shepherd's Clinic and the Red Cross.

Matava and Bhamidipati are just the third and fourth players in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, joining Tanya Gulnik (2007) and Vandna Jerath (2003).



The District II region includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.2 or higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve.
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