Alexandrova, Stretton, Second in ITA Regional Rankings

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TEMPE, Ariz. – Maryland’s doubles duo of Eva Alexandrova and Millie Stretton finished the season as the second-ranked doubles tandem in the Atlantic Region, the ITA announced Tuesday.


The ranking comes after the two dominated in Maryland’s spring campaign, picking up a team-best 16 victories. They ended their season by upsetting Northwestern’s doubles team of Lipp/Larner, which was ranked fourth in the nation when Alexandrova and Stretton took them down, 6-3, in the Big Ten quarterfinals. The tandem ended the season ranked 52nd in the ITA National Rankings.


Alexandrova also cracked the singles rankings, coming in as the sixth-ranked singles player in the region. The Moscow, Russia-native shined in her freshman campaign, becoming the second-ever Terrapin to earn All-B1G honors. She is also the first Terrapin since Alexandra Stanova in 2014 to earn All-Conference honors. Alexandrova tallied 11 wins between the top two spots of Maryland’s singles lineup in 2017-18.


Senior Ekaterina Tour joined Alexandrova in the singles rankings, capping off her career ranking 14th in the region.


As a team, the Terrapins ended the season as the sixth-ranked squad in the Atlantic region. The Terrapins 2017-18 season included participating in the ITA Kickoff event, and advancing to the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals for the third-consecutive season. Maryland will return an experienced roster for the 2018-19 campaign, after graduating just one senior.


Too see the entire ITA Atlantic Regional Rankings, please see below.




Rank School

1 Virginia

2 William & Mary

3 Virginia Tech

4 Old Dominion

5 Virginia Commonwealth

6 Maryland

7 James Madison

8 George Washington

9 Pittsburgh

10 U.S. Naval Academy

Rank Player School

1 Rosie Johanson (Virginia)

2 Natalie Novotna (Virginia Tech)

3 Rosie Cheng (William & Mary)

4 Meghan Kelley (Virginia)

5 Yulia Starodubsteva (Old Dominion)

6 Eva Alexandrova (Maryland)

7 Holly Hutchinson (Old Dominion)

8 Natalia Vlasova (Old Dominion)

9 Stephanie Smith (Marshall)

10 Elizabeth Norman (James Madison)

11 Cassie Mercer (Virginia)

12 Clara Tanielian (William & Mary)

13 Elena Cerezo-Codina (Virginia Tech)

14 Ekaterina Tour (Maryland)

15 Caroline Daxhelet (Virginia Tech)

16 Julianne Herman (Duquesne)

17 Natalia Perry (William & Mary)

18 Anna Rasmussen (Virginia Commonwealth)

19 Maria Siopacha (George Washington)

20 Emily Dunbar (Richmond)

Rank Doubles Team School

1 Kelley / Johanson (Virginia)

2 Stretton / Alexandrova (Maryland)

3 Gullickson / Mercer (Virginia)

4 Tanielian / Okuyama (William & Mary)

5 Anderson / Hashiguchi (Liberty)

6 Mercer / Radosavljevic (Virginia)

7 Sullivan / Stretton (Maryland)

8 Tour / Alexandrova (Maryland)

9 Komer / Pilkington (Delaware)

10 Daxhelet / Novotna (Virginia Tech)