(TEMPE, Ariz.) – Carnegie Mellon University senior Cori Sidell (Redwood Shores, Calif. / Carlmont) and sophomore Courtney Ollis (Suffern, N.Y. / Suffern) were recently named All-America by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), joining teammates Vinaya Rao (Vernon Hills, Ill. / Adlai E. Stevenson) and Melissa Strome (West Bloomfield, Mich. / West Bloomfield) who earned the honor in the fall.
Both Sidell and Ollis earned the recognition for their final rankings in Division III. Sidell picked up her first singles All-America honor after competing in the NCAA Singles Championship tournament for the second straight year and closing the year as the 17th best player according to the ITA rankings committee. Sidell also played in the NCAA Doubles Championship tournament this year for the second time and earned All-America honors alongside Ollis with a final ranking of 10. The doubles honor was the third of Sidell's career while Ollis picked up her first award.
Rao, a sophomore, and Strome, a freshman, earned their All-America honors in the fall for winning the ITA Southeast Regional Doubles title. The pair did not compete at the NCAA Championships, but finished the season with a 24-3 doubles mark, including a 15-2 showing at second doubles during dual matches.