LAS CRUCES, N.M. - (April 27) The 2017 All-WAC women's tennis teams have been named, following a vote of the WAC's six head coaches. Two Seattle U athletes were recognized for their play as junior's Michelle Lui and Madison Maloney each received All-WAC honors.

Playing in the singles no. 1 position all year, Lui posted an overall record of 18-13, including a 2-3 record in conference play. Playing together in doubles, Maloney and Lui posted a 13-9 record and went 3-2 in WAC play.

Head coach Adam Reeb shared his thoughts on the news. "Congratulations to Michelle and Madison for these honors," said Reeb. "They are well deserved. Michelle again played number 1 for us all year and always got each team's best shot. She has battled through some injuries this year but is super tough and just keeps working and getting better.

Michelle and Madison have proved a formidable number 1 doubles team for us this year. They had some great results in the fall and kept it going in the spring. They are a fun team to watch play. We're excited and ready to start the WAC Tournament tomorrow."

Women's All-WAC Teams

First Team All-WAC Singles
Yana Grechkina, UMKC
Dominique Ibarra, UT Rio Grande Valley
Rimpledeep Kaur, NM State
Emilia Occhipinti, Grand Canyon
Lana Rinaldi, Grand Canyon
Vanessa Valdez, NM State
 
First Team All-WAC Doubles
Marine Darzyan/Dominique Ibarra, UT Rio Grande Valley
Yana Grechkina/Melinda Johnson, UMKC
Rimpledeep Kaur/Marie-Pier Thiffault, NM State
 
Second Team All-WAC Singles
Susie Baklini, Grand Canyon
Anastasia Belyaeva, UT Rio Grande Valley
Mariya Kostyuk, Chicago State
Mariam Kurasbediani, UMKC
Aliona Ladutska, UMKC
Michelle Lui, Seattle U
 
Second Team All-WAC Doubles
Lindsay Harlas/Gabrielle Joyce, NM State
Lana Rinaldi/Emilia Occhipinti, Grand Canyon
Michelle Lui/Madison Maloney, Seattle U
 
Player of the Year: Rimpledeep Kaur, NM State
Freshman of the Year: Yana Grechkina, UMKC
Coach of the Year: Greg Prudhomme, Grand Canyon

Men's All-WAC Teams

First Team All-WAC Singles
Airam Castellano, UMKC
Stijn de Haan, NM State
Lorenzo Fucile, Grand Canyon
Christofer Goncalves, NM State
Francois Musitelli, Grand Canyon
Mathieu Rajaonah, Grand Canyon
 
First Team All-WAC Doubles
Christofer Goncalves/Luis Flores, NM State
Gonzalo Martinez/Christian Gonzalez, Chicago State
Mike Psarros/Airam Castellano, UMKC
 
Second Team All-WAC Singles
Enrique Asmar, NM State
Mauri Benitez, NM State
Sergi Espias, NM State
Luis Flores, NM State
Valentin Lang, Grand Canyon
Felix Savard, Chicago State
 
Second Team All-WAC Doubles
Stijn de Haan/Mauri Benitez, NM State
Lorenzo Fucile/Valentin Lang, Grand Canyon
Koby Jansen/Clément Sarradin, UT Rio Grande Valley
 
Player of the Year: Christofer Goncalves, NM State
Freshman of the Year: Lorenzo Fucile, Grand Canyon
Coach of the Year: Carlos Vargas, NM Stat

The Seattle U women's tennis team opens play in the WAC Tournament Friday morning at 8 a.m. against Chicago State in Las Cruces. The men also face Chicago State in Las Cruces with a start time of 12:00 p.m.

 

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