Smith Clinches Historic Fourth Title for Owls
Sixth consecutive finals appearance
Face North Texas at noon Saturday
Conference USA Championship up next
Rice won its fourth consecutive C-USA Women's Tennis title on April 24.
Rice rallied to beat Brown 5-2 at the George R. Brown Tennis Center on March 5
Rice defeated Texas 4-3 in the first match between the two schools in Houston since 1995.
No. 31 Rice defeated No. 65 Arizona 6-1 on February 6
Rice opened the 2016 dual season with a 7-0 win over Lamar in Beaumont on Jan. 23.
HONORS AT RICE
All C-USA Singles, (second team) 2014, 2016
All C-USA Doubles, (first team) 2015 (second team) 2014
C-USA Outstanding Doubles of the Championship 2015
C-USA Outstanding Singles of the Championship 2016
C-USA Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week (1/18/16)
ITA Scholar-Athlete 2014
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2014, 2015
2015-16: : (Junior)
Fall:Finished tournament play with a 5-5 mark in singles and a team-leading 9-5 mark in doubles... Opened the year by combining with Lindsey Hodge to reach the finals of the Flight 1 doubles the Rice Invite and reached the Flight 3 singles final but it was rained out... Reached the Round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Texas Regional in doubles with Katherin Ip and the Round of 32 in singles.
Combined with Lindsey Hodge to solidify the No. 2 doubles tandem, posting a 9-4 record and earn first team All C-USA honors... Duo earned Outstanding Doubles of the C-USA Championship after clinching the doubles point in two of three wins, finishing the weekend 3-0 by a combined score of 24-7... Unbeaten in nine of their last 11 matches... Five of last seven wins delivered the doubles point to Rice... Finished the fall with an 8-6 mark in singles and 13-1 in doubles... Teamed with Natalie Beazant to win the consolation doubles bracket at the ITA Texas Regional in Waco... Combined with Savanah Durkin to for an unbeaten weekend at the Rice Fall Invite... Would have met teammates Stephanie Nguyen and Lindsey Hodge in final, but both teams played other opponents.
Tied with Katherine Ip and Dominique Harmath for the team lead with 18 singles wins during the dual season and became unstoppable down the stretch, winning 11 in a row before a loss in the regional final vs. Baylor... Extended the Owls early lead to 3-0 in the C-USA title match with a 6-2, 6-1 win on court six... Won both of her three-set matches during the year... Teamed with Dominique Harmath in doubles and compiled an 7-3 mark...Posted a 7-2 mark in fall singles and a 10-3 record in doubles... Captured the No. 4 singles flight at the Cougar Invite, defeating Dylan Windom of Kansas, 5-7 6-2 6-4... Defeated defeat Lana Groenvynck of Texas, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 at the ITA Texas Regional before falling to Jessica Khats of Texas State, 6-4, 6-3... Teamed with Dominique Harmath to reach the Round of 16 at the Texas ITA Regional.... Opened with an 8-0 win over Texas AaM Corpus Christi's Maider Martin and Stefania Nicolai, then came back to down Texas Tech's Sam Czarnika and Beatriz Santos, 8-2.
Five Star recruit who was ranked as high as 26th nationally by TennisRecruiting.net... Ranked as high as sixth in the Southern California section of the 18 year old division... Led Thousand Oaks High School to four straight Marmonte League championships, breaking a drought of 25 years as a freshman...Led Lancers to multiple CIF Division 1 quarterfinal appearances... Won the Dale Ackerman Award as the school's top senior scholar-athlete.
Full Name: Alison Tzer-Ann Ho... Born: 8/1/95, at Hackensack, New Jersey... Parents: Allen Ho and Peichen Pien, Thousand Oaks... Brother, Kevin, attends Cal-Berkley......Volunteered at local therapeutic recreation center to tech autistic children to play tennis and at a homeless ministry to feed the homeless...Rice major: Kinesiology.
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