Second win in school history
Third member of team honored in 2016.
Tiebreak success keys win
Second sweep in first three weeks of awards
LSU takes 5-2 decision
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.
Rice saw its season come to a close with a 4-2 loss to Baylor in the NCAA Women's Round of 32
Rice advanced to the Round of 32 with a 4-2 win over Tulsa at the Waco Regional.
The Rice women's tennis team captured its third consecutive C-USA title with a 4-0 win over Marshall on April 19
HONORS AT RICE
C-USA Freshman of the Year, 2014
All C-USA singles (first team) 2014, 2015
All C-USA doubles (second team) 2014
C-USA Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week (2/2/16)
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2015
C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal 2015
2015-16: : (Junior) Heads into spring play with a singles ranking of 40. Fall:Finished tournament action with a team-best 9-4 mark in single and a 5-1 mark in doubles... Qualified for the Riviera/ITA Women's All American in singles and picked up a win over Oklahoma State's 92nd ranked Katarina Adamovic... Reached the Round of 16 in the All-American doubles with Alison Ho.
2014-15 (Sophomore)Finished the regular season with a 13-5 mark in singles, 13-4 after the move to No. 2 in lineup, including wins in 13 of her last 15 decisions.... Delivered clinch points in Rice' first two wins at C-USA Championship and was serving at 5-1 in third set when title was clinched vs. Marshall... Won 11 of last 12 matches during the year and delivered clinch point in eight of the Owls' last 12 wins. Fall: Was 4-3 in singles and 3-1 in doubles in first fall action for the Owls... Missed part of the fall schedule while competing for Hong Kong in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea...Competed in doubles, mixed doubles and in the team competition.
Became an immediate force in the lineup and was named 2014 C-USA Freshman of the Year... Second Owl in last three years to earn the honor (Natalie Beazant, 2012)... Tied with fellow freshman Alison Ho and Dominique Harmath for the spring lead with 18 singles wins, including a pair of wins in the regional... Won 14 of her last 15 matches... Posted the Owls lone point vs. Baylor, downing No. 46 Jordaan Stanford, 6-4, 6-4 and ending her 16-match winning streak... Provided the clinching point in the C-USA Championship match... Provided the clinching point in eight of her 18 wins, including wins over #29 Oklahoma State and #19 Tulsa... Posted a 4-1 mark in doubles after settling in at No. 3 with Solomiya Zinko.
Earned a career-high No. 35 ranking in the 2013 ITF Junior rankings at the end of May and reached an overall WTA 2013 ranking of 662 at the same time... Qualified for Wimbledon juniors in both singles and doubles and won her opener in singles... Captured a pair of ITF singles tournaments.... Played in the 2012 Australian Open Junior Championships and reached an ITF junior ranking of 92... Also played in the French and US Open Junior Championships... Undefeated at No. 1 singles for Hong Kong Junior Fed Cup team during Asia/Oceania Qualifying, including victory over Japanese number one Miho Kowase (ITF 15)... Won the ITF 14U Asian Championship in singles in 2009.
Full Name: Katherine Ip Cheng... Born: 9/11/95, at San Francisco, California... Parents: Elki Cheng and Roney Ip, Hong Kong... Siblings: One brother (Kenneth) who attends Michigan...Rice major: Kinesiology major.
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