Mountain West Announces 2011-12 Women's Tennis All-Conference Awards

April 26, 2012

The Mountain West announced its 2011-12 All-Conference team and individual awards for women's tennis this evening, as selected by the league's eight head coaches.

UNLV's Lucia Batta was named Player of the Year after a stellar sophomore campaign. The native of Budapest, Hungary, posted a 30-8 record this season, including a 7-0 mark in Conference matches at the Lady Rebels' No. 1 singles position. Batta is currently No. 60 in the latest ITA rankings.

TCU's Stefanie Tan earned Mountain West Freshman of the Year honors after netting a 19-10 overall record this season, including a 3-3 mark in MW action at the Horned Frogs' No. 1 singles position. The product of Bishan, Singapore, is ranked No. 78 in the latest ITA standings.

2011-12 Women's Tennis All-Mountain West Team
Singles Doubles
Christine Molina, Jr., Air Force Melissa Cecil/Tahlia Smoke, Air Force
Sonia Klamczynska, Sr., Boise State Manuela Pietzuch/Marlena Pietzuch, Boise State
Natalie Heffron, Fr., Colorado State Michaela Bezdickova/Maria Sablina, New Mexico
*Michaela Bezdickova, So., New Mexico **Roxanne Ellison/Sierra Ellison, San Diego State
Laura Antonana Iriarte, So., San Diego State Olivia Smith/Millie Nichols, TCU
*Julia Wais, Jr., San Diego State *Aleksandra Josifoska/Nives Pavlovic, UNLV
Simona Parajova, Fr., TCU Veronica Popovici/Simona Synkova, Wyoming
Olivia Smith, Jr., TCU  
Stefanie Tan, Fr., TCU  
*Lucia Batta, So., UNLV  
*Aleksandra Josifoska, So., UNLV  
Nives Pavlovic, Jr., UNLV  
*Veronica Popovici, So., Wyoming  
Simona Synkova, Jr., Wyoming  
Player of the Year: Lucia Batta, UNLV
Freshman of the Year: Stefanie Tan, TCU
*notes two-time selection, **notes three-time selection


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