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MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES WOMEN'S TENNIS AWARDS
For Immediate Release-Thursday, April 29, 2010
Kalamazoo, Mich. - The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced the 2010 Women's Tennis Awards today. Regular season champion Miami University placed one first-team selection and two second-team selections, in addition to first-year coach Ricardo Rosas taking home the Coach of the Year award at the annual banquet at the Women's Tennis Championships on the campus of Western Michigan University.
Akron, who finished second in the MAC with a 7-1 conference record, including an 18-2 mark overall, also placed two first-team selections and one second-team selection. The Zips were also represented with Zara Harutyunyan taking the Player of the Year award and Angelina Jogasuria the Freshman of the Year honors.
Miami first-year coach Ricardo Rosas won the Coach of the Year award, leading the Redhawks to the conference regular season title with an 8-0 conference record, including a 15-6 mark overall.
For the second consecutive year, Akron sophomore Zara Harutyunyan was honored as the Player of the Year as she compiled a 8-0 conference record for the Zips at No. 1 singles, and a No. 1 doubles mark of 6-2 in league play. Overall she was 34-5 in singles and 24-8 in doubles.
Akron's Angelina Jogasuria earned the Freshman of the Year award, as she garnered an 8-0 conference record at No. 2 singles and a 5-3 record at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Jogasuria was 29-6 overall in singles and 29-7 overall in doubles.
Ball State's Hayley Hall was honored, in voting by the league student-athletes, with the Leann Grimes Davidge Sportsmanship Award. The award is presented to the player who has displayed outstanding sportsmanship in MAC competition. Hall, a junior from Muncie, Ind., served as No. 1 singles and No. 3 doubles for the Cardinals.
Joining Akron's Zara Harutyunyan and Angelina Jogasuria with first-team honors were Anastasia Dracheva (Miami), Denise Harijanto (Buffalo), Christine Chiricosta (Bowling Green) and Martina Wodzinski (Toledo).
Second team honors went to Alexsandra Petrova (Buffalo), Stephanie Danesis (Miami), Megan Martzolf (Miami), Maha Guirguis (Toledo), Angelika Jogasuria (Akron) and Emily Dudzik (Western Michigan).
Zara Harutyunyan, Akron, Sophomore, Yerevan, Armenia
Anastasia Dracheva, Miami, Junior, Moscow, Russia
Denise Harijanto, Buffalo, Senior, Jakarta, Indonesia
Angelina Jogasuria, Akron, Freshman, Serpong, Indonesia
Christine Chiricosta, Bowling Green, Junior, Avon Lake, Ohio
Martina Wodzinski, Toledo, Senior, Wayne, Ill.
Alexsandra Petrova, Buffalo, Sophomore, Sofia, Bulgaria
Stephanie Danesis, Miami, Sophomore, Akron, Ohio
Megan Martzolf, Miami, Junior, Indianapolis, Ind.
Maha Guirguis, Toledo, Senior, Cairo, Egypt
Angelika Jogasuria, Akron, Freshman, Serpong, Indonesia
Emily Dudzik, Western Michigan, Senior, Gowen, Mich.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Ricardo Rosas, Miami
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Angelina Jogasuria, Akron
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Zara Harutyunyan, Akron
LEANN GRIMES DAVIDGE SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: Hayley Hall, Ball State