Vote for Aldila Sutjiadi in the #Elite90 Fan Favorite Contest
INDIANAPOLIS—Kentucky women’s tennis standout Aldila Sutjiadi has been voted as one of 10 finalists in the third annual NCAA Elite 90 Fan Favorite contest, which will have its final round of voting from 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning until 8 p.m. ET on Thursday evening.
Fans can vote for Sutjiadi once a day on multiple devices (desktop, smart phone, tablet, etc.) by going to on.ncaa.com/Elite90 and scrolling to find Sutjiadi’s picture. Links are also posted on social media at @UKWomensTennis on both Twitter and Facebook, and fans are encouraged to share during the voting process.
The Elite 90 award is given to the student-athlete in each of the NCAA’s 90 championship sports who holds the highest cumulative GPA at the national championship level. Sutjiadi was the winner for Division I women’s tennis in both 2015 and 2016.
The Jakarta, Indonesia, native was the top vote-getter in the preliminary round and second in the semifinals rounds, amassing 6,932 total votes. In the prelims, Sutjiadi had 5,073 votes for nearly 25% of 20,598 first-round votes cast among the 90 student-athletes. She continued to be a frontrunner in the semis, picking up 1,859 votes in the two days of semifinal voting.
In addition to being the Division I Women’s Tennis Elite 90 winner, Sutjiadi was just the third Kentucky women’s tennis player to earn the distinction of CoSIDA Academic All-America, joining Lene Holm Larsen and Courtney Allen. Additionally, she is the first Wildcat to earn the distinction in nearly two decades, with Allen claiming third-team honors in 1997.
Sutjiadi boasts a flawless 4.00 GPA in mathematical economics and is one half of Kentucky’s top doubles team with Mami Adachi, which finished as the No. 1 team in the nation in the last ITA rankings release of the season. The duo had one of the most illustrious doubles campaigns in program history, locking down All-America distinction by earning the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Doubles Championship to be UK’s first doubles All-Americans since Kim Coventry and Joelle Schwenk in 2007. She also earned a final individual ranking of No. 36, sitting as high as No. 29 during the season, and was the first Wildcat to be named to the All-Southeastern Conference First Team since 2006.
She posted a 16-6 record in singles, playing primarily in the No. 2 singles spot, along with an 8-4 mark in SEC play. In doubles, Sutjiadi and Adachi had a 17-set winning streak during the dual campaign, sweeping through league opponents at 11-0. The two finished as the runners-up in two national championships in the fall, and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Doubles Championship.
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