SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The Union College women’s tennis team was yet again recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association both as a team and individually for their high achievement in the classroom this season. The team was named an ITA All-Academic Team for the seventh straight year, while six Union student-athletes earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors as well.
The squad made it seven years in a row as an All-Academic Team after another superlative effort in the classroom, posting a team GPA of 3.658 for the 2021-22 school year. The team comfortably exceeded the minimum requirements of a cumulative 3.20 GPA on a 4.00 scale for all varsity letter winners to boast one of the top GPAs among Union teams once again this year, including the third-highest in-season GPA of any Union program.
Individually, Union boasted six student-athletes named ITA Scholar-Athletes, recognizing varsity letter winners with a GPA of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale for the current academic year. Juniors Hallie Katzman and Rayna Katzman both earned the honor for the third straight season. In addition, sophomores Kate Hirnak and Gracie Nicol were both recognized for the second year in a row, while junior Lichuan Xiong and first-year Gabby Gatto both earned the recognition for the first time. The six selections are the second-most among all Liberty League schools.
On the court, Union posted a 5-8 mark in dual matches and a 3-5 Liberty League record during the 2021-22 campaign, qualifying for the Liberty League Tournament for the first time in program history.