COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West announced its 2013-14 All-Conference team and individual awards for women's tennis this evening, as selected by the league's 11 head coaches.
San Diego State’s Laura Antonaña Iriarte was named MW Player of the Year. The senior, who is currently No. 44 in the ITA rankings, posted an overall record of 25-7 during the regular season at the No. 1 singles position, including a 4-1 mark in Conference play.
New Mexico’s Lizette Blankers and San José State’s Gaelle Rey shared MW Freshman of the Year honors. Blankers, who played primarily at No. 2 singles, finished the regular season with a 24-13 overall record and a 5-0 mark in league contests. Rey also played at No. 2 singles and registered an 18-12 overall record, 2-2 in the league.
Four players, New Mexico’s Michaela Bezdickova, UNLV’s Lucia Batta and Aleksandra Josifoska and Wyoming’s Veronica Popovici earned All-Conference honors for the fourth straight year.
|2014 MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S TENNIS ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM|
|Tiffany Tran||Air Force||Jr.|
|*Sandy Vo||Boise State||Sr.|
|Sophie Watts||Fresno State||So.|
|*Rana Sherif Ahmed||Fresno State||So.|
|Sheila Morales Hidalgo||Nevada||Fr.|
|***Michaela Bezdickova||New Mexico||Sr.|
|Lizette Blankers||New Mexico||Fr.|
|*Laura Antonaña Iriarte||San Diego State||Sr.|
|Kristin Buth||San Diego State||Jr.|
|Marie Klocker||San José State||Fr.|
|Gaelle Rey||San José State||Fr.|
|McKenzie Davis||Utah State||Jr.|
|Sandy Vo/Megan LaLone||Boise State|
|Anneka Watts/Sophie Watts||Fresno State|
|^Michelle Okhremchuk/Sheila Morales Hidalgo||Nevada|
|#Michaela Bezdickova/Lizette Blankers||New Mexico|
|Dora Somoracaz/Hailey Johnson||San Diego State|
|Marie Klocker/Gaelle Rey||San José State|
|^Luica Batta/Santa Shumilina||UNLV|
|+Veronica Popovici/Dorottya Jonas||Wyoming|
Player of the Year: Laura Antonaña Iriarte, Sr., San Diego State
Co-Freshmen of the Year: Lizette Blankers, New Mexico; Gaelle Rey, San José State
*notes two-time selection ***notes four-time selection ^Okhremchuk and Batta previously won All-Conference honors in 2012-13 with different partners. #Bezdickova previously won All-Conference honors in 2011-12 and 2012-13 with a different partner. +Popovici previously won All-Conference honors in 2011-12 and 2012-13 with a different partner.