Astete delivers clinch point
11 a.m. first serves
Bowtell delivers Valentine's Day clincher
First meeting at Rice since 2008
Owls welcome Texas A&M at 2 p.m. on Wednesday
Rice defeated Texas A&M, 4-3, on Valentine's Day
Rice defeated Lamar 7-0 on January 20
Lindsey Hodge and Wendy Zhang captured the ITA Texas Regional doubles title on November 17, 2017 in Fort Worth.
Rice faced TCU in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Rice captured its fifth consecutive C-USA title by defeating FIU 4-1
All-ACC Academic Team, 2015
ITA Scholar-Athlete 2015
All-America (Doubles) 2016
All ACC Singles (third team) 2015
ACC Player of the Week (4/5/16)
C-USA Commissioner's Medal 2017
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2017
C-USA Newcomer of the Year 2017
All C-USA Singles (First team), 2017
All C-USA Doubles (first team) 2017
C-USA Athlete of the Week (1/17/17)
C-USA Athlete of the Month, September 2017
Spring; Tied for the team lead with 15 singles wins, finishing at 15-5, including a 9-1 mark at the third line in singles… C-USA Newcomer of the Year... First -team, All-Conference USA selection in both singles and doubles (with Lindsey Hodge) and named Outstanding Doubles of the Championship with Hodge after the Owls clinched their fifth straight title... Was 8-0 in her last nine matches, all in straight sets and losing four games in only one set… Was leading 6-2, 5-2 in her only non-decision over that stretch… Twice named C-USA Athlete of the Week.. Earned first nod after an unbeaten weekend at SMU’s Metroplex Mania to open the spring campaign… Picked up her second honor on April 4 after losing just seven games in a pair of straight set wins against William & Mary and VCU over the weekend while also teaming with Lindsey Hodge to capture the doubles point in each match… Finished 12-5 at the first line in doubles, all with Hodge… Duo was 11-5 at the first line and won seven of their last 10… 2-0 at the C-USA Championship, clinching the doubles point against both North Texas and FIU and held a 6-5 lead vs. UTSA when the Owls clinched the point. Fall : Split a pair of doubles matches with Lindsey Hodge at the 2016 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships.
Spring: Tallied overall records of 24-18 in singles and 26-11 in doubles ... Went 6-9 versus ranked opponents in singles and 12-8 against ranked doubles pairs ... Selected, with Stephanie Wagner, to participate in the NCAA Doubles Championship, but withdrew from competition ... One of 13 sophomores named an ITA All-American ... Ranked in singles the whole spring, rising to No. 61 and finishing at No. 81 ... Ranked in the top 12 in doubles with Wagner in all but one spring release, peaking and finishing eighth ... Led Miami in overall doubles victories and (minimum 10 matches) overall doubles winning percentage (.703) ... Went 15-11 in spring singles action, including 8-5 in the ACC and 4-6 versus ranked opponents ... Won her first five spring matches, including topping No. 55 Mai El Kamash of No. 25 Ole Miss, 6-0, 6-3, in the Miami Spring Invite to open 2016 ... Clinched Miami's 4-3 win over No. 10 Oklahoma State, the eventual NCAA Team Championship runner-up, at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 triumph against No. 89 Kelsey Laurente ... Earned her first-career top-25 win by knocking off No. 20 Joana Eidukonyte, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, at No. 29 Clemson ... In the NCAA Team Championship Round of 64, beat Quinnipiac's Sitilia Rencheli, 6-1, 6-0 ... Was 17-9 in spring doubles play, including 15-8 in dual matches, 7-3 in the ACC and 12-7 versus ranked opponents strong>Fall: Recorded a 9-7 mark in fall singles play ... Ranked No. 73 in the fall.
Spring: Posted an overall record of 23-7 in singles and 21-10 in doubles ... Ranked in singles the entire spring season, peaking at No. 58 and finishing at No. 101 ... Ranked in two separate doubles pairs in the spring, peaking at No. 37 with Sinead Lohan ... Went 10-3 in spring singles. Fall : Went 13-4 in fall singles ... Captured the Singles B Draw titled at the USTA Clay Court Invitational and defeated No. 79 Yukako Noi of Florida State, 6-2, 6-3, in the semifinals.
Highest ITF Juniors ranking was No. 374 ... Reached No. 756 in the WTA doubles rankings and No. 808 in the WTA singles rankings ... Doubles champion at the 2014 $10,000 Petit Bourg in Guadeloupe ... Won doubles at the 2011 Canadian Mid-West ITF U-18 and finished as the runner-up in singles ... Doubles champion at the 2010 Honduras Bowl and was the singles runner-up ... Won her first tournament at 13 years old.
Full Name: Wendy Qi Wen Zhang... Born: 4/11/95, in China... Parents: Winfield and Michelle Zhang... one sister..