Hattingh Selected to NCAA Women’s Singles Championship
TEMPE - Senior Ilze Hattingh will dance in the NCAA singles tournament! The 89th-ranked Sun Devil was one of 64 singles players selected to compete in the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championship. The singles competition runs May 23-28 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, following the conclusion of the team portion of the tournament (May 16-22). UCF and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission will serve as hosts.
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Hatting will look to close out her Sun Devil career with one final push in the NCAA postseason. The two-time doubles All-American ended the shortened 2020 season ranked 40th in the country, while her and Tereza Kolarova ended at 46th in the doubles rankings. Hattingh earned doubles All-American honors her sophomore and junior seasons playing alongside fellow senior Lauryn John-Baptiste, the tandem earning Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year accolades in 2019 after twice reaching the No. 1 national rank.
Hattingh is 10-7 this season and has taken down three ranked opponents, including a Pac-12 Tournament upset of No. 53 Salma Ewing of USC back on April 24. The Pretoria, South Africa native went 6-1 in the heart of year, and she's one shy of a 10 dozen doubles wins this season too.
Arizona State opens up team play in the NCAA Tournament Friday at 10 a.m. MST against No. 38 Mississippi State in Austin, Texas. A win will set up ASU to play the winner of Texas/Denver Saturday at 3 p.m. (Watch/Live stats).