This Week in WAC Women's Tennis - May 8
Friday, May 9
No. 16 Southern California vs. Idaho, 2:00 p.m. PT Los Angeles, Calif.
2014 WAC TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Friday, April 25
Match 1: No. 3 New Mexico State def. No. 6 Seattle U, 4-0
Match 2: No. 5 Kansas City def. No. 4 Chicago State, 4-2
Saturday, April 26
Match 3: No. 1 Idaho def. No. 5 Kansas City, 4-0
Match 4: No. 3 New Mexico State def. No. 2 Texas-Pan American, 4-2
Sunday, April 27
Match 5: No. 1 Idaho def. No. 3 New Mexico State, 4-1
Chicago State fell in the first round of the WAC Tennis Tournament to No. 5 Kansas City, 4-0, to close out its inaugural season in the WAC ... CSU won the doubles point in the match and picked up a win by Faith Huckabee at No. 5 singles in the loss ... the Cougars finished the season with an 8-17 record.
The ‘Lopes were unable to compete in the WAC Tennis Championships during their Division I transition period ... GCU closed out its season in Omaha, Neb. with two matches ... the ‘Lopes dropped Omaha 7-0 and Abilene Christian 5-2 ... Tatum Prudhomme finished her first season in D-I with a 14-3 singles record, while Priscilla Annoual went 13-3 ... the ‘Lopes finished their first season in the WAC and Division I with a 13-6 record.
Idaho claimed the WAC Tennis Tournament title with a 4-1 victory over No. 3 New Mexico State ... this was the first conference championship in program history ... Galina Bykova clinched the championship for the women, winning 6-1, 6-4 at No. 3 singles ... Idaho also earned wins at No. 1 from Victoria Lozano, No. 4 from Sophie Vickers, and No. 5 from Belen Barcenilla ... Idaho will face No. 16 Southern California in the first round of the NCAA Tennis Tournament on Friday .... Fresno State and Michigan will square off in the other match at the site, with the winners of Friday’s matches meeting on Saturday at 3 p.m. ... the Vandals will enter the NCAA tournament with a 19-5 overall record.
The ‘Roos went 1-1 at the WAC Tennis Tournament, defeating No. 4 Chicago State, 4-2, before falling 4-0 to No. 2 Idaho in the semifinals ... UMKC clinched the win over CSU at No. 6 singles as Ammar Mouhoub rallied for a third set tiebreaker, sending the ‘Roos to the semifinals ... the ‘Roos finished with a 7-14 record.
NEW MEXICO STATE
New Mexico State fell in the finals of the WAC Tennis Tournament, 4-1, to No. 1 Idaho ... the Aggies defeated No. 6 Seattle U, 4-0, and No. 2 Texas-Pan American, 4-2, to advance to the finals ... NM State finished with an 11-12 record on the season.
Seattle U fell to No. 3 New Mexico State in the first round of the WAC Tennis Tournament ... Anna Lambert and Corinne Wurden claimed the Redhawks lone victory of the match at the No. 3 doubles position.
UTPA fell to No. 3 New Mexico State, 4-2, in the semifinals of the WAC Tennis Tournament ... Reegan Greenwood claimed a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Annemieke Witte at No. 4 singles and freshman Katia Stavroulaki tied the match with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Denise Van Der Ben at No. 3 singles ... the Broncs finished the season with a 13-8 record.
2014 WAC Women’s Tennis Award Winners
First Team All-WAC Singles
Priscilla Annoual, Grand Canyon
Galina Bykova, Idaho
Victoria Lozano, Idaho
Tatum Prudhomme, Grand Canyon
Dimitra Stavrianakou, Kansas City
Kirsa Utech, Chicago State
First Team All-WAC Doubles
Priscilla Annoual/Tatum Prudhomme, Grand Canyon
Janaki Gunuganti/Frederique Van de Velde, Grand Canyon
Victoria Lozano/Almudena Sanz, Idaho
Second Team All-WAC Singles
Susana Alcaraz, New Mexico State
Reegan Greenwood, Texas-Pan American
Janaki Gunuganti, Grand Canyon
Almudena Sanz, Idaho
Ashvarya Shrivastava, New Mexico State
Kelli Woodman, Seattle U
Second Team All-WAC Doubles
Amelie Amsallem/Dimitra Stavrianakou, Kansas City
Belen Barcenilla/Sophie Vickers, Idaho
Rita Bermudez/Galina Bykova, Idaho
WAC Player of the Year: Victoria Lozano, Idaho
WAC Freshman of the Year: Galina Bykova, Idaho
WAC Coach of the Year: Jeff Beaman, Idaho