MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES WOMEN’S TENNIS AWARDS
Muncie, Ind. – The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced the 2013 women’s tennis awards today prior to the start of the 2013 MAC Women’s Tennis Championships on the campus of Ball State University.
Eastern Michigan freshman Klara Supejova swept post-season honors being named the MAC Player of the Year, MAC Freshman of the Year and a first team All-MAC selection. Supejova, a native of Prague, Czech Republic, finished the season at No. 1 singles with a 26-9 overall record, including 6-2 in the MAC, and No. 1 Doubles with a 21-13 overall record, 7-1 in conference play.
Bowling Green head coach Penny Dean was named MAC Coach of the Year as the Falcons secured the No. 2 seed with a 5-3 conference record and an overall record of 16-4.
Toledo freshman Emily Mazzola earned the Leann Grimes Davidge Sportsmanship Award. Mazzola, a native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, played the season at No. 4 and No. 5 singles with a 5-3 conference record and 10-8 overall record, and played No. 1 doubles with a 2-6 conference record and 10-11 overall mark. The award is presented to the player who has displayed outstanding sportsmanship in MAC competition.
Regular season champion Miami University won the programs fifth consecutive MAC regular season title with a 7-1 conference record. Miami was represented as Nimisha Mohan was named to the first team All-MAC team, while Alix Thurman was named a second team All-MAC selection.
Bowling Green, the conference No. 2 seed with a 5-3 conference mark, was represented as junior Nikki Chiricosta was selected as a second team All-MAC selection.
Akron, the MAC’s No. 3 seed with a 5-3 record and 17-9 overall record, placed two first team selections and one second team selection. For the Zips, Angelina Jogasuria and Prang Pantusart were both named first team All-MAC selections, while Olga Shkundina was named second team All-MAC.
Ball State sophomore Courtney Wild was named first team All-MAC for the second consecutive season.
Also from the Cardinals, freshman Courtney Earnest was named a second team All-MAC selection.
Northern Illinois sophomore Nelle Youel was named first team All-MAC.
Second team All-MAC honors also went to Buffalo’s Tanvi Shah and Western Michigan’s Nini Sujashvili.
2013 Women’s Tennis All-MAC
Klara Supejova, Eastern Michigan
#Courtney Wild, Ball State
Angelina Jogasuria, Akron
Nelle Youel, Northern Illinois
Nimisha Mohan, Miami
&Prang Pantusart, Akron
#Nikki Chiricosta, Bowling Green
#Tanvi Shah, Buffalo
Courtney Earnest, Ball State
Nini Sujashvili, Western Michigan
Alix Thurman, Miami
#Olga Shkundina, Akron
#2012 First Team All-MAC
&2012 Second Team All-MAC
COACH OF THE YEAR: Penny Dean, Bowling Green
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Klara Supejova, Eastern Michigan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Klara Supejova, Eastern Michigan
LEANN GRIMES DAVIDGE SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: Emily Mazzola, Toledo