Mountain West Announces 2013-14 Women's Tennis All-Conference Awards

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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.

Name Institution Class
Tiffany Tran Air Force Jr.
*Sandy Vo Boise State Sr.
Sophie Watts Fresno State So.
*Rana Sherif Ahmed Fresno State So.
*Michelle Okhremchuk Nevada Sr.
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.
***Lucia Batta UNLV Sr.
***Aleksandra Josifoska UNLV Sr.
McKenzie Davis Utah State Jr.
***Veronica Popovici Wyoming Sr.
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.