Season ends at 15-9
FIU 4, Rice 3
First serves at 9 a.m.
Face ODU in semis on Saturday
Face WKU at 9 a.m. Friday
Rice met Texas A&M in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Championship
Rice defeated ODU 4-1 to reach a 7th consecutive C-USA Championship match
Rice defeated WKU on the first day of the 2018 C-USA Championship
Rice women's tennis celebrated Senior Day 2018 on April 14 vs. LA Tech
Rice defeated Houston 4-3 on Feb. 17
Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, 2018
ITA Scholar Athlete 2016
Rice Honor Athlete: 2018
All C-USA Singles (first team) 2015, 2016. (second team) 2017
All C-USA Doubles (second team) 2015, (third team) 2016, 2017
C-USA Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week (4/11/16); (2/21/18)
Spring: Won a team-high 14 singles matches this spring (14-5) to run her career dual singles record to 58-17…. Was 3-0 in conference action this year, including a pair of wins at the C-USA Championship to end her career 10-0 at the event… C-USA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week (2/21) after delivering key wins in the Owls 4-3 wins over Texas A&M and Houston… Finished with an 8-7 mark in doubles, including a 7-5 mark with Michaela Haet… Two of their seven wins captured the doubles point, while four of their wins gave the Owls the early advantage. Fall: Tied for the team lead with 10 singles wins in tournament action, highlighted by wining the consolation singles at the ITA Texas Regional,defeating Texas Tech’s Lana Rush, 6-3; 7-6(7) in the finals.
Spring: Won a career-high 12 dual singles matches, the last of which clinched Rice's fifth consecutive C-USA title... Was 8-1 at the fifth position and closed with a five-match winning streak... Won 11 of her last 12 matches .... Owls were 11-1 when she won her match... 2-0 in three matches at the C-USA Championships and is now 8-0 in three years at the tournament... Tied for the team lead with 15 doubles wins in the dual season (also a career best), including a 12-5 mark with Katherine Ip... Pair delivered a crucial early win in the Owls 2017 C-USA title run, rallying from 5-4, 40-0 to give Rice a 1-0 lead over UTSA... Earlier in the season, the duo came back from 5-3, 40-0 and survived six match points to provide the doubles point in Rice's first win at Texas A&M since 2000.
Spring: Led the Owls with a 17-3 mark in singles, going 8-2 at No. 4 and 8-1 at No. 5…. Won her last seven decisions, including a 3-0 mark at the C-USA Championship… Led the team with five clinch points, including one over #29 Tulsa in a 4-3 win… … Earned C-USA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for her win over Tulsa… 7-1 in three set matches and 2-0 in tiebreak sets…5-0 against C-USA opponents in dual singles… Combined with Zinko to go 3-0 in the C-USA Championship in doubles, losing seven games and clinching the point in two of three matches… Posted a 10-4 doubles mark in dual action, including wins in their last four matches. Fall : Finished tournament play with a 7-3 mark in singles and an 8-3 mark in doubles... Opened the year by combining with Fernanda Astete to take the Flight 2 doubles title at the Rice Invite and reached the Flight 2 singles final but it was rained out... Was 2-1 in singles at both the SMU and Kitty Harrison Invites.
Spring: Caught fire down the stretch, going unbeaten in last 13 matches (10-0) at No. 5 in lineup to finish second on squad with 15-5 record and earn first team All-CUSA honors in singles... Provided three points in singles and two more in doubles during the Owls C-USA Championship run... Won all three singles matches in straight sets, losing only 12 games in six sets, five of those in the first set of semifinal match vs. FIU... Twice extended leads to 2-0 (vs. Charlotte and Marshall) and to 3-0 vs. FIU... Combined with Solomiya Zinko to twice win 8-1 and were leading 6-1 in championship match when Owls clinched doubles point... Duo earned second team All-C-USA honors..Fall: Wrapped up her first semester of action with a 9-3 record in singles and an 8-2 mark in doubles... Captured the Blue Flight singles title at the Rice Fall Invitational by downing Houston's Maria Cardenas in a deciding tiebreaker, 6-3, 1-6, 10-6
Trained under former Owl All-American and College Tennis Hall of Famer Harold Solomon at the Harold Solomon Tennis Institute... Reached the finals of the 2013 USTA Florida Level 3 Girls 18s Bobby Curtis Junior State Championship... Won a level 5 North Miami Designated and level 4 Gulfstream Sectional .
Full Name: Savannah Grace Martell-Durkin... Born: 1/31/96, at Miami, Florida... Parents: Steve and Victoria Durkin, Miramar... one sister...Father lettered twice in track at the University of Houston... Sport Management major