Doran Named to Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Tennis Singles Third Team
April 21, 2011
Photos Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NORFOLK, Va. -- For the second straight season, University of Delaware women’s tennis standout Megan Doran (at right) earned a spot on the Colonial Athletic Association’s All-Conference team, as she was named to the singles third team.
The all-conference teams were announced at the CAA banquet on Thursday evening, following the first day of action at the league tournament.The Blue Hens opened the first round with a 4-0 victory over No. 11 George Mason..
Old Dominion’s Joanna Dobrowolska was named the league’s Player of the Year while Georgia State’s Abigail Tere-Apisah was tabbed as Rookie of the Year. After guiding the No. 72 UNC Wilmington Seahawks to a 21-4 regular season and 5-2 conference record, Jenny Garrity was named the conference Coach of the Year.
Doran, a native of Brigantine, N.J. finished the regular season with a 17-12 overall record, including 13-10 in the first flight. Prior to the start of the CAA tournament, she amassed a record of 60-28 during her time at the University, after transferring from the University of Connecticut following the 2007-08 season.
The exercise science major built a conference record of 3-3 this season, including an epic three set match against UNC Wilmington’s Christina Lee. The match needed a tiebreaker, extra point and eventually a third set. The Seahawk may have won the match, but Doran battled back to force a third set, falling 6-7 (5) in the first set and winning the second 7-5.
One of the most prolific doubles players in Delaware history, Doran has amassed a school record 76 doubles wins, including 43 over the last two seasons with current partner Samantha Carnall. The pair holds the school record for doubles wins as a team.
After going 22-10 a season ago, Doran was named to the conference’s singles second-team.
Delaware, which came into the Virginia 529 College Savings Plan Tournament as the No. 6 seed, advances to face third-seeded Georgia State. Action will start at 4 p.m. at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center on the campus of Old Dominion University.
Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Tennis All Conference Teams
Player of the Year: Joanna Dobrowolska, Old Dominion
Rookie of the Year: Abigail Tere-Apisah, Georgia State
Coach of the Year: Jenny Garrity, UNC Wilmington
First Team Singles: Alex Bara, VCU; Joanna Dobrowolska, Old Dominion; Christina Lee, UNC Wilmington; Marlen Mesgarzadeh, William & Mary; Abigail Tere-Apisah, Georgia State; Kateryna Yergina, VCU
First Team Doubles: Alex Bara, VCU; Kateryna Yergina, VCU; Anik Cepeda, William & Mary; Hope Johnson, William & Mary; Maryna Kozachenko, Georgia State; Abigail Tere-Apisah, Georgia State
Second Team Singles: Ana Bara, VCU; Anik Cepeda, William & Mary; Josefin Hjertquist, VCU; Diana Ivanova, Old Dominion; Tereza Lerova, Georgia State; Angie Sekely, UNC Wilmington
Second Team Doubles: Olga Blank, UNC Wilmington; Angie Sekely, UNC Wilmington; Joanna Dobrowolska, Old Dominion; Melissa Esnal, Old Dominion; Jeltje Loomans, William & Mary; Lauren Sabacinski, William & Mary
Third Team Singles: Kelly Cameron, UNC Wilmington; Megan Doran, Delaware; Katerina Gresova, Georgia State; Elena Ivanova, Hofstra; Jeltje Loomans, William & Mary; Kinsey Pate, James Madison
Third Team Doubles: Ana Bara, VCU; Josefin Hjertquist, VCU; Katie Kargl, William & Mary; Marlen Mesgarzadeh, William & Mary; Zeynep Mafa, Drexel; Sonja Stosic, DrexelBack To Women's Tennis Home Women's Tennis Story Archive