RICHMOND, Va. – Five Blue Hens were recognized Tuesday by the Colonial Athletic Association with postseason women's tennis accolades.

Freshman Brooke Pilkington (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate) led the way as the CAA Rookie of the Year in addition to collecting First Team honors while head coach Laura Travis '89 was selected as the CAA Coach of the Year.

Sophomore Sara Komer (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) was named to the Singles Second Team while graduate student Denny LaMachia (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) and junior Amanda Studnicki (Normal, Ill./Normal West) earned Doubles Second Team accolades.

Pilkington, the program's first-ever conference Rookie of the Year, compiled 24 singles victories this season, which was tied-for the second-most ever by a Delaware freshman and fourth-most for any Blue Hens player.  She posted an impressive 13-4 mark at No. 1 singles in dual matches and also contributed 18 wins in doubles this season.  Her First Team Award is also the first-ever for a Delaware women's tennis player in the CAA.

Travis guided Delaware to its most wins (12) since 2012-13, including a 4-2 mark against conference foes, which was also the best record since 2012-13.  The Hens captured 10 of their final 12 regular season matches.  The CAA Coach of the Year honor is also the first-ever for Travis, who was previously named the North Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year in 1994-95 and 1995-96.

Komer wrapped her second season in a Blue Hens uniform as a Second Team honoree by posting a dual match singles record of 17-2, which included a 13-match win streak.

LaMachia and Studnicki, the team's co-captains, led the way in top-flight doubles action with a 14-10 record, including a 6-3 mark in CAA play.

LaMachia was also named to the CAA All-Academic Team for the second straight season.

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