Rice finishes the season with an 18-6 record.
Zhang named Newcomer of the Year
Rice wins fifth consecutive C-USA Title
Meet FIU at 10 a.m. Sunday
Face North Texas for berth in the C-USA Championship at noon on Saturday
Rice faced TCU in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Rice captured its fifth consecutive C-USA title by defeating FIU 4-1
The Owls defeated host North Texas to reach their sixth straight C-USA women's tennis final
Rice blanked UTSA in the quarterfinals of the 2017 C-USA Championship
Rice faced Baylor on February 11, 2017
HONORS AT RICE
ITA Scholar-Athlete 2014, 2015, 2016
C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal 2017
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
All C-USA Singles, (second team) 2014, 2016, 2017
All C-USA Doubles, (first team) 2015 (second team) 2014, (third team) 2017
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), (2/13/17)
Spring: Posted a 15-5 mark in singles as a senior to tie with Wendy Zhang for the team lead… Joined teammate Katherine Ip as the second and third women’s tennis players to win four C-USA titles… C-USA Athlete of the Week (2/5) after providing a pair of points in the Owls first win at Texas A&M since 2000… After finishing first in doubles with Priya Niezgoda, Ho came back with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Stefania Hristov to put the Owls ahead to stat… Closed powerfully, winning eight of her last nine decisions… Won all eight in straight sets and only twice lost four games in a set… Posted a 13-7 mark in doubles, including a 13-6 with Priya Niezgoda at the second position… Duo defeated a pair of ranked opponents… Defeated Fresno State’s 50th ranked Katerina Stloukalova and Georgia Lawson during the ITA Kickoff and then Texas Tech’s No. 33 Gabriela Talaba and Felicity Maltby… Moved into 6th on the Rice career list with 89 doubles wins ;Fall: Enjoyed her most productive fall campaign of her career, winning 11 of 14 singles matches... Captured a pair of titles at the Rice Fall Invite... Took the 2B singles crown and combined with Savannah Durkin to take the 2B doubles title.
Spring: Ended the season strongly, winning four straight and five of her last six to finish 11-10… Capped off her season by earning Most Outstanding Singles of the C-USA Championship after setting the tone in each match of the Owls march to a 4th consecutive C-USA title… Dropped just 12 games over six sets and twice finishing first to give the Owls a 2-0 lead in their first two matches of the tournament… Named C-USA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week on January 19 after a 3-0 run in the UCF Quad… Posted a 5-9 mark with Lindsey Hodge in doubles... 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.
Spring: 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... Fall: 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.
Spring: 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... Fall: 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.
|Sid Richardson College|