Women's Tennis Duo Earns Berth In NCAA Championships
May 4, 2001
TUCSON, Ariz. - The NCAA selection committee announced Thursday that thewomen's tennis doubles team of senior Michelle Gough and junior SophieRegnier will be part of the 32-team doubles field, May 21-25, at the NCAAChampionships in Stone Mountain, Ga.
The duo compiled a 13-11 record while competing at the No. 1 doublesposition in dual match play. Gough and Regnier cracked the doubles poll onApril 6 at No. 38 and proceeded to finish the season strong with theirhighest ranking of the year, No. 32, in the May 4 edition.
The pair began the year winning eight of their first 10 matches to buildmomentum for a postseason run. The duo is 2-7 against the tournament field.
The selection marks Gough's second straight trip to the doubles tournament.Last year, Gough and Lindsay Blau capped off a decorated season with a tripto the NCAA Championships in Malibu, Calif. Blau and Gough highlighted thecampaign with tournament titles at the ITA Region VIII tournament and thePac-10 tournament to earn conference doubles team of the year honors. The10th-ranked pair was tripped up in the first round by Wake Forest's JanetBergman and Bea Bielik, 6-2, 7-5.