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.
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
The Rice women's tennis team opened their 2017 dual season by hosting Lamar on January 21.
Honors at Rice
Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2016, 2017
All C-USA singles (third team) 2017
Spring: Won a career-high nine matches as a sophomore, including a 4-4 mark at the fourth position… Finished with an overall mark of 16-12 in singles… Twice posted three-match winning streaks … Finished simultaneously with Lindsey Hodge to clinch the C-USA semifinal match vs. North Texas. Fall: Combined with Katherine Ip to take the 1B Doubles title at the Rice Fall Invite.. Top singles effort came at the LSU Fall Classic when Astete defeated #38 Jessica Golovin of LSU 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-1 .
Spring: Finished 3-5 in singles and 2-3 in doubles in her first season of collegiate action… Picked up a win at Lamar in her dual debut and added wins vs. Maryland-Baltimore County… Finished 3-5 in singles and 2-3 in doubles in her first season of collegiate action… Picked up a win at Lamar in her dual debut and added wins vs. Maryland-Baltimore County… Fall: Tied for team lead with nine singles wins (9-5) and added an 8-4 mark in doubles... Combined with Savannah Durkin to capture the Second Flight doubles title at the Rice Invitational while reaching the Third Flight singles final before it was rained out... Advanced to Round of 32 at the USTA/ITA Texas Regional before dropping a tiebreaker to 51st ranked Lynn Kiro of Texas Tech.
Attended Colegio para deportistas de alto rendimiento in Santiago... Top ranked junior in Chile as a senior in high school and reached #71 in the ITF Junior rankings.
Full Name: Fernada Paz Astete Rojas... Born: January 12, 1997 in Santiago, Chile...Parents: Edwardo and Maria Paz Rojas, Santiago...Three brothers