Courtesy of Sewanee Athletics
INDIANAPOLIS (May 10, 2018) - Announced on Wednesday by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, senior women's tennis player Clementina Davila will compete in the 2018 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championships on May 24-26.
The Mexico City, Mexico native enters postseason play with a 14-3 record in singles play, 11-2 in matches played this spring.
Recording two wins against nationally-ranked opponents, the senior is ranked 38th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Singles poll.
Ranked fifth in the Atlantic South rankings, she helped her team to a sixth straight Southern Athletic Association Regular Season and Tournament Championship. The Tigers not only finished undefeated in conference play, but the program never allowed a point to the opposition.
Making her second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Singles Championship, Davila is 48-27 overall in singles play throughout her four-year career.
Last season, Davila fell to Diana Aboubakare of Kenyon, 7-6, 7-6, in the opening round of the Singles Championship.
In her career with the Tigers, the 2016 ITA Atlantic South Player to Watch is a three-time All-SAA First Team member and has been named a member of the All-conference team each of her four seasons.
In 2016, Davila was named an NCAA Doubles All-American with partner Jenny Liles (C'16), as the duo finished 27-4. The duo, 11th-ranked at the time nationally, went three sets in the opening round with 15th-ranked Maryann Zhao/Emily Chen of Pomona-Pitzer, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
Davila has also been selected as a second alternative for the Doubles Championship with partner Catherine Owen. Any singles player or doubles team that scratches from the tournament will be replaced in sequential order by the published list of alternates.
The draw for the individual championship will be done by the women's tennis committee and will be released on the last day of the team championship, Wednesday, May 23.
For the individual championships, the national committee has selected seven singles players and three doubles teams from each of the four regions. Additionally, the committee selected the remaining four singles players and four doubles team berths from a national at-large pool. The individual championships shall consist of 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. The selection of teams and individuals for the championships is based on win-lost record, strength of schedule, and eligibility and availability of student-athletes.
The team championship will take place May 21-23, and the individual championships May 24- 26, both at Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif., and will be hosted by the Claremont McKenna- Harvey- Mudd-Scripps Colleges.