DENVER - (May 2) The Western Athletic Conference announced the 2017 Women's Tennis All-Tournament honorees, as voted on by the coaches, following last week's championship in Las Cruces, N.M.
In their opening round match vs. Chicago State, Lui and Maloney defeated Carynne Lloyd and Lorea Gamboa 7-6. They followed that up with an impressive 6-1 victory over Melinda Johnson and Yana Grechkina of UMKC.
In addition to their doubles success, both Lui and Maloney earned singles victories against Chicago State to open the tournament. Lui defeated CSU's Mariya Kostyuk 6-1, 6-4, while Maloney beat Lorea Gamboa 6-4, 6-1.
Head coach Adam Reeb felt it was an appropriate way to culminate the 2016-17 season.
"Michelle and Madison are once again very deserving of this honor," said Reeb. "They played some great tennis over the weekend and helped us get the doubles point in both our quarterfinal and semifinal matches.
They were leaders of our team the whole year and this was a fitting honor for them to finish with."
Below is the complete list of the All-WAC Tournament honorees.
Mariam Kurasbediani - UMKC
Katie Fries - UMKC
Thanushree Vale - UMKC
Dominique Esparza - UTRGV
Aliona Ladutska - UMKC
Rimpledeep Kaur - NMSU
Michelle Lui / Madison Maloney - Seattle U
Vanessa Valdez / Rebecca Keijzerwaard - NMSU
Lindsday Harlas / Gabrielle Joyce – NMSU