Carnall Named to Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Tennis Singles Second Team
April 19, 2012
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NORFOLK, Va. – University of Delaware senior Samantha Carnall has earned a spot on the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Tennis All-Conference team for the first time as she was selected to the singles second team.
The all-conference teams were announced at the CAA banquet on Thursday evening, following the first day of action in the league tournament. The seventh-seeded Blue Hens opened the first round with a 4-0 shut out victory over No. 10 Hofstra Thursday morning.
Georgia State sophomore Abigail Tere-Apisah was selected as the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association women’s tennis Player of the Year by a vote of the league’s head coaches.
Also receiving top women’s tennis honors from the conference were Old Dominion freshman Aleksandra Mitrovska and UNCW freshman Alyssa Ritchie, who shared
CAA Co-Rookie of the Year accolades. UNCW head coach Jenny Garrity was named the CAA Coach of the Year for the second straight season.
Carnall, who hails from Hatfield, Mass., finished the regular season with a dominant 18-3 overall singles record, including an 11-3 mark in the top flight. Prior to the start of the CAA tournament, she amassed a 91-28 as a four-year member of the Blue Hens.
Even more impressive, Carnall became the all-time singles wins leader in the Blue Hen record book as she surpassed 75 singles victories in just her second win this season. She surpassed the mark of 75 wins previously held by Ivana Petrich, who was a member of the Delaware squad from 2007-11.
Carnall and the Blue Hens will look for their first-ever CAA quarterfinals victory as Delaware takes on third-seeded UNCW (14-6) at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Old Dominion University’s Folkes-Stevens Center Tennis Courts.
Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference Teams
Player of the Year: Abigail Tere-Apisah, Georgia State
Rookies of the Year: Aleksandra Mitrovska, ODU & Alyssa Ritchie, UNCW
Coach of the Year: Jenny Garrity, UNCW
First Team Singles: Alex Bara, VCU; Ana Bara, VCU; Maria Belaya, William & Mary; Diana Ivanova, Old Dominion; Christina Lee, UNCW; Abigail Tere-Apisah, Georgia State
First Team Doubles: Alex Bara, VCU; Ana Bara, VCU; Maria Belaya, William & Mary; Jeltje Loomans, William & Mary; Whitney Byrd, Georgia State; Maryna Kozachenko, Georgia State
Second Team Singles: Whitney Byrd, Georgia State; Samantha Carnall, Delaware; Aleksandra Mitrovska, Old Dominion; Kinsey Pate, James Madison; Angie Sekely, UNCW; Olga Terteac, VCU
Second Team Doubles: Olga Blank, UNCW; Angie Sekely, UNCW; Diana Ivanova, Old Dominion; Melissa Esnal Olguin, Old Dominion; Maria Belaya, William & Mary; Anik Cepeda, William & Mary
Third Team Singles: Kelly Cameron, UNCW; Melissa Esnal Olguin, Old Dominion; Elena Ivanova, Hofstra; Jacqueline Palmucci, James Madison; Alyssa Ritchie, UNCW; Daria Yakauleva, VCU
Third Team Doubles: Christina Lee, UNCW; Alyssa Ritchie, UNCW; Kinsey Pate, James Madison; Taylor Pinchoff, James Madison; Olga Terteac, VCU; Daria Yakauleva, VCUBack To Women's Tennis Home Women's Tennis Story Archive