Fraser and Hardenbergh Selected for NCAA Individual Championships
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s tennis team had two individuals selected to compete in the 2012 NCAA Individual Championships, to be held May 23-28 at the Dan Magill Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Georgia. Emily Fraser (Rye, N.Y.) and Lindsey Hardenbergh (Fairfax Station, Va.) were selected to the 64-player singles field, while the team of Fraser and Hardenbergh was selected to the 32-team doubles field.
The Cavaliers tied a school record with two entries into singles championship, as Fraser and Hardenbergh set the record when both were selected last year.
Hardenbergh will be making her school-record third NCAA Singles Championship appearance. Last year she reached the round of 16 to become Virginia’s first women’s tennis All-American. This season she has posted a 30-12 singles record.
Fraser becomes the fourth Cavalier player to make multiple NCAA Singles Championship appearances, joining Hardenbergh, Jen Callen (1993 and 1994) and Alison Cohen (1995 and 1996). Currently ranked No. 21, she has a 27-13 record this year. Earlier this season her No. 15 national singles ranking was the highest for a Virginia player in 17 years.
The team of Fraser and Hardenbergh was selected to its first NCAA Doubles Championshi after the duo went 9-2 this season. It is the second selection for both players in the doubles tournament, as Fraser competed last year with Hana Tomljanovic (Boca Raton, Fla.), while Hardenbergh competed with Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.). Also in doubles, the team of Fraser and Li Xi (Kunming, China) were selected as the fourth alternate.
Virginia, the No. 14 seed in the NCAA Team Championship, opens play May 11-12 as it hosts first and second round action at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers (18-7) meet Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round on May 11 at 2 p.m., with Tennessee and VCU also competing in the Charlottesville Regional.