ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Holly Cao
Holly Cao
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
High School: St. George Girls High School
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

Junior • 2010-11
Team co-captain ... Named to All-Ivy League singles first team ... Named an alternate for NCAA Championships ... Ranked No. 56 in the nation in the ITA preseason poll ... Went 22-3 in singles play, including a 6-1 Ivy mark ... Played to a 7-2 singles record competing in three fall tournaments ... Reached the finals in her flight at the William and Mary Invitational by defeating Erin Vierra (Virginia), Dominika Zaprazna (Marshall) and Lindsey Hardenbergh (Virginia), all in straight sets ... Made it to the quarterfinals of the ITA Northeast Regional Championship tournament, winning her first three matches before withdrawing due to injury ... Ranked No. 40 in the nation in doubles with co-captain Samantha Rosekrans in the ITA preseason poll ... The duo won four doubles matches, including two at the ITA Northeast Regional Championship ... Also grabbed another doubles victory at the Harvard Invitational with Kristin Norton ... Won her singles match in straight sets against Boston University ... Did not lose a game to Lauren Megale of Boise State, winning 6-0, 6-0 ... Knocked off Jordaan Sanford of Maryland, 6-4, 6-3 ... Picked up two wins at the ECAC Indoor Championship ... Downed Purdue's Jennifer Rabot, 6-0, 6-3 ... Swept Christine Ordway of Cornell and Nicole Bartnik of Columbia to kick off Ivy League play ... Paired with Hannah Morrill to win first three Ivy doubles matches ... Beat Hilary Bartlett of Princeton, 6-4, 6-3.

Sophomore • 2009-10
A unanimous selection to the Ivy League first team for singles and doubles … Selected for the NCAA singles tournament … Academic All-Ivy League ... Earned ITA Scholar-Athlete Award ... Compiled a 15-4 record in dual matches, including a 5-2 mark in Ivy League play, at the No. 1 singles spot … Played at the No. 1 doubles spot with Samantha Rosekrans, tallying an 11-8 record … Sported an 11-4 record in fall tournaments …Fell in the finals of the William & Mary Invitational to teammate Hideko Tachibana … Captured the ITA Northeast Regional Indoor Championship title.

Freshman • 2008-09
Named All-Ivy honorable mention alongside Samantha Rosekrans in doubles ... Was 5-2 in singles and doubles during Ivy play ... Tied for second on the team with 13 wins in singles ... Sported a 7-2 dual record in singles, playing at No. 4 and 5 ... Started her career with a 6-3 record in the fall, including 5-0 to start the season ... Went 4-0 at the William & Mary Invitational to win her flight in her first collegiate appearance.

Personal
Four-year captain of tennis team ... Selected as school’s sports captain in 2006 ...Competed in the Australian Junior Open in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Rated the no. 1 junior player in the Australian national ranking and number 699 by the World Tennis Association in 2006 ... Participant in the 2005 and 2006 Australian Open Training Camp ... Also competed in cross country ... Other interest include watching movies and listening to music.