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Women's Tennis Award Winners Announced
Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2009
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - UW-Eau Claire women's tennis head coach Craig Monson announced the team award winners for the 2008-09 season recently at the team's end-of-year banquet.
Erin Welch (Jr.-Tomah, Wis.) was selected as the team's Singles Most Valuable Player. She finished the season with a 15-4 overall record and a 13-3 dual meet record, competing in the No. 4 spot. Welch finished as the runner-up at this year's Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship at No.4 singles. She also earned the coach's award. Previously, Welch earned the teams most improved award the last two seasons.
Sharing the honor of Doubles Most Valuable Players were Gina Dahl (Jr.-Fort Atkinson, Wis.) and Brenna McCormick (Jr.-Greendale, Wis.). Dahl competed at No. 1 doubles this season and finished with a 13-13 overall and 12-11 dual meet record. She and partner Courtney Lynne (Jr.-Rochester, Minn./Mayo) took fourth at the WIAC Championship. McCormick also finished fourth at the WIAC Championship, competing at No. 2 doubles where she finished the season with an overall record of 22-7 and 18-5 in dual meets only. Dahl was also honored with the Blugold Award at the banquet.
The Most Improved award was presented to Michelle Reinders (So.-Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead) . She finished the season 19-6 overall and went 16-4 in dual meets, competing in the No. 5 and No. 6 spots. She also took fifth place in the conference this season at No. 5 singles. Last season she finished with a 5-5 record and did not compete at the WIAC Championship.
Emily Hiebl (Fr.-Wausau, Wis./East) earned the Hustle Award. She competed primarily in doubles competition and finished the season with a 14-9 overall and 13-5 dual meet record. In the No. 3 doubles spot she went 11-3 this season.
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