2013 WAC Women's Tennis Award Winners Announced
DENVER – The 2013 Western Athletic Conference women’s tennis award winners, as selected by the league’s head coaches, were announced tonight at the WAC Tennis Tournament banquet. San Jose State’s, Klaudia Boczova was named WAC Player of the Year, Louisiana Tech’s Joanna Nalborska was named Freshman of the Year and Denver’s Jeremy Wurtzman earned Coach of the Year honors.
Boczova, currently ranked No. 53 nationally, posted a 13-3 overall record. She posted a perfect 5-0 mark vs. WAC opponents and is 3-3 on the season vs. ranked opponents. She was named WAC Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week four times this season.
Nalborska, went 11-1 overall during the season, including a perfect 7-0 mark vs. WAC opponents. She earned first team all-WAC honors in singles play, and was a big key to success for her program’s turn around.
In his fourth season at the helm, Wurtzman led his Pioneers to a 16-3 mark, including an 8-0 record against WAC opponents. With a national ranking of No. 52, his team is the first seed in the WAC Women’s Tennis Tournament.
First Team All-WAC Singles (by position)
No. 1 Klaudia Boczova, San Jose State
No. 2 Joanna Nalborska, Louisiana Tech
No. 3 Emma Isberg, Denver
No. 4 Elizabeth Thoms, UT Arlington
No. 5 Kathryn Hughes, Denver
No. 6 Steffi Rath, Denver
First Team All-WAC Doubles (by position)
No. 1 Victoria Lozano/Almudena Sanz, Idaho
No. 2 Joanna Nalborska/Alexandra Starkova, Louisiana Tech
No. 3 Chau Truong/Julianna Bacelar, San Jose State
Second Team All-WAC Singles
No. 1 Sophia Bergner, Denver
No. 2 Sabastiani Leon Chao, San Jose State
No. 3 Vivian ten Dolle, Louisiana Tech
No. 4 Mandy van den Eerenbeemt, Denver
No. 5 Julianna Bacelar, San Jose State
No. 6 Manoela Chiacchio, Louisiana Tech
Second Team All-WAC Doubles
No. 1 Sabastiani Leon Chao/Erica Medlin, San Jose State
No. 2 Klaudia Boczova/Jessica Willett, San Jose State
No. 3 Caroline Schnell/Kathryn Hughes, Denver
WAC Player of the Year: Klaudia Boczova, San Jose State
WAC Freshman of the Year: Joanna Nalborska, Louisiana Tech
WAC Coach of the Year: Jeremy Wurtzman, Denver