by Chuck Pool (cpool@edu) -
The Owls duo, who were not ranked in the initial fall tabulations, finished the fall with a 7-2 mark. Their fall campaign was highlighted with a win at the Texas ITA Texas Regional in October to earn an automatic berth in the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships. They were 2-2 at nationals, advancing to the consolation draw semifinals before falling to Northwestern’s Erin Larner and Maddie Lipp, who finished the fall ranked fourth.
Hodge and Zhang will return to action in January when they join their Rice teammates at the Florida Gulf Coast Quad, January 13-15 before returning home to open the 2018 dual season by hosting Lamar on January 20 at 11 a.m.