Hopkins Finishes Season Ranked 11th in Campbell's ITA Poll
June 14, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD - The Johns Hopkins women's tennis team had the most successful season in school history in 2012 and the Blue Jays capped it off with two individual All-America selections and a final ranking of 11th in the Campbell's Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll. The Blue Jays won a school record 18 matches, claimed their sixth straight Centennial Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in program history.
In addition to the team's ranking, three Blue Jays are ranked nationally. Sophomore Hailey Hogan leads the way as she is ranked 12th in singles, followed by freshman Elaine Baik, who comes in at 27th. In the doubles poll, Hogan and junior Nandita Krishnan are ranked fourth.
Hogan earned First Team All-Centennial Conference honors in both singles and doubles this season, finishing the year with a 14-6 record in singles and an overall doubles record of 18-7. She paired with Krishnan to advance to the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship, earning All-America honors in the process. The pair went a combined 14-6 this season in doubles, with four of their six losses coming to teams that finished the season ranked in the top 10. The duo, which earned All-America honors in 2011 as well, is the first doubles pair in JHU history to earn All-America honors twice. The pair's final ranking of fourth is a school record, besting the duo's own mark of eighth in 2011.
Krishnan, the 2012 NCAA Elite 89 Award Winner and CoSIDA Academic All-American, enters her senior season with 54 career doubles wins and 50 career singles wins. In school history, she ranks fourth in doubles and fifth in singles and is 22 wins shy of the career mark in each category. Krishnan is also ranked 13th in singles in the Atlantic South region. Coming off a knee injury at the end of the 2011 season, Krishnan did not return to the court until March and finished with an 8-2 record in singles. She earned First Team All-Centennial Conference honors in singles as well as doubles with Hogan.
Hogan also earned All-America honors in singles with her final ranking of 12th, becoming just the second player in program history to earn All-America honors in singles and doubles in the same season. Her final ranking is also a school record and marks the third straight season that Hopkins has placed a singles player in the top 15 in the final ITA poll. Hogan is also ranked fifth in the Atlantic South region in singles, while she and Krishnan are second in doubles.
Baik, who is one of 10 freshmen in the top 50 of the singles rankings, is the second freshman in program history to finish the season ranked inside the top 30. She earned First Team All-Centennial Conference honors in singles and honorable mention accolades in doubles. Baik finished the season with a 14-3 overall mark in doubles and a 7-8 mark in singles. Seven of her eight losses in singles came to players that are ranked in the top 10 in the final poll. In the fall, she advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Southeast Regional Championship, falling to the eventual champion. Baik is also ranked 10th in the region in singles.
Also earning regional rankings are sophomore Abby Clark and freshman Shannon Herndon. The duo is ranked seventh in doubles after finishing the season with a 13-5 record. Playing at second doubles, all five of the pair's losses came to doubles pairs whose teams were ranked in the top five. Clark and Herndon earned First Team All-Centennial Conference honors this season as a pair.
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