Mountain West Announces 2012-13 Women's Tennis All-Conference Awards

April 25, 2013

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West announced its 2012-13 All-Conference team and individual awards for women's tennis this evening, as selected by the league's nine head coaches.

UNLV's Aleksandra Josifoska was named Player of the Year thanks to an outstanding junior season. The native of Skopje, Macedonia, posted a 31-7 overall record, including 7-0 in Conference matches at the No. 1 singles position. Josifoska is currently No. 32 in the ITA rankings.

Fresno State's Rana Sherif Ahmed earned the MW Freshman of the Year award. Hailing from Cairo, Egypt, Ahmed was 9-12 on the season at the No. 1 singles position, including a 3-5 mark in MW play. She and doubles partner Melissa McQueen were 13-4 overall, 6-2 in Conference action.

2011-12 Women's Tennis All-Mountain West Team
Singles Doubles
* Christine Molina, Sr., Air Force # Melissa Cecil/Hannah Drake, Air Force
Marlena Pietzuch, Sr., Boise State * Manuela Pietzuch/Marlena Pietzuch, Boise State
Sandy Vo, Jr., Boise State Melissa McQueen/Rana Sherif Ahmed, Fresno State
Abby Stevens, Fr., Colorado State Michelle Okhremchuk/Emma Verberne, Nevada
Rana Sherif Ahmed, Fr., Fresno State Michaela Bezdickova/Laura Richardson, New Mexico
Michelle Okhremchuk, Jr., Nevada Lucia Batta/^Nives Pavlovic, UNLV
Emma Verberne, Sr., Nevada *Veronica Popovici/Simona Synkova, Wyoming
Michaela Bezdickova, Jr., New Mexico  
Alicia Aguilar, Fr., San Diego State  
** Julia Wais, Sr., San Diego State  
**Lucia Batta, Jr., UNLV  
**Aleksandra Josifoska, Jr., UNLV  
** Veronica Popovici, Jr., Wyoming  
* Simona Synkova, Sr., Wyoming  
Player of the Year: Aleksandra Josifoska, UNLV
Freshman of the Year: Rana Sherif Ahmed, Fresno State
*notes two-time selection, **notes three-time selection