October 8, 2013

Pavia Recognized by the UAA

(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) – Carnegie Mellon University freshman Vanessa Pavia (Thornwood, N.Y./Academy of our Lady of Good Counsel) was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week after leading the Tartans to a 9-0 victory at Oberlin College Saturday afternoon.

Pavia started play teaming with junior Bryn Raschke (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines) at No. 1 doubles where the tandem downed Grace Porter and Brenna Sheldon 8-2.  Pavia then won her No. 1 singles match in straight sets over Sheldon, 6-3, 6-2.

Through the fall season, Pavia has a 7-2 record in singles play and an 8-2 doubles record with a mark of 6-2 when paring with Raschke.  Earlier this fall, the duo competed in the finals of the ITA Southeast Regional Women's Tennis Championship while Pavia also played in the singles semifinal match at the regional.