Ansari named ITA Singles All-American for second consecutive season

2024 ITA All-Americas

AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn fifth-year senior Carolyn Ansari has been awarded singles All-American honors for the second consecutive season, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced on Thursday. Ansari becomes the first Tiger to earn multiple Singles All-American titles since Fani Chifchieva won three in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Thursday's honor marks the 15th time that the ITA has selected an Auburn player as an All-American.

Ansari's final season on the Plains concluded with a 21-13 overall singles record. The senior collected 100 career singles victories, which is the fourth-most in program history as well as 178 combined victories, which ranks sixth in program history.
Ansari played every match at the top of the Tigers' singles lineup in 2024 and accumulated a 15-8 dual match record and a 7-4 record against SEC opponents. The Greensboro, North Carolina native earned 13 singles wins over ranked opponents including No. 13 Lisa Zarr of Pepperdine and No. 17 Celia-Belle Mohr of Vanderbilt. With the match tied at three against fourth-ranked Georgia, Ansari defeated No. Dasha Vidmanova in a dramatic three set match to lift the Tigers to an upset team victory over the Bulldogs.

The four-time All-SEC selection earned an ITA singles ranking of eighth at the end of the fall season and has remained in top-20 throughout the spring. She reached her career-high ITA singles ranking of sixth on April 9 and finished the spring ranked No. 14. Ansari's final ITA singles ranking is the highest of any Auburn player since Fani Chifchieva finished the 2008 season ranked 11th.
The criteria for ITA Singles All-American honors include earning a top 16 seed into the NCAA Singles Championship, advancing to the round of 16 at the NCAA Championship or finishing in the top 20 of the final ITA Singles Rankings.
In 2023, Ansari picked up Singles All-American honors after posting wins over No. 57 Casie Wooten of Wake Forest and No. 5 Alexa Noel of Miami to reach the NCAA Singles Championship round of 16.