Carnegie Mellon Today

Carnegie Mellon Today

Carnegie Mellon News Services Home Page

Amy Staloch Wins National Tennis Championship

She Also Receives the James O' Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Award

Amy Staloch poses with her championship plaque and Head Coach Andy Girard.
Carnegie Mellon University women's sophomore tennis player Amy Staloch won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Small College Championship at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 15.

Staloch, of Midland, Mich., defeated Serena Burkard from Emory University 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (9-7), in the finals. Staloch was down two match points in the second set before battling back to win the second and third sets in a tiebreaker.

Staloch becomes the first women's singles player in school history to win the ITA National Small College Championship. She also received the James O' Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Award, which is given annually to a men's and women's player who displays outstanding sportsmanship and exemplifies the spirit of college tennis during the course of the tournament.

Last spring Staloch advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals before losing to the eventual national champion.

Mark Fisher, Sports Information Director
October 17, 2005

Carnegie Mellon Home