Thursday, 20 April 2017 08:53

Lenoir-Rhyne's Ponomareva Named to SAC Women's Tennis Singles Second Team

Iulia Ponomareva went 12-9 on the season in singles play, 7-4 in conference action Iulia Ponomareva went 12-9 on the season in singles play, 7-4 in conference action Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Iulia Ponomareva has been named to the 2017 All-South Atlantic Conference Women's Tennis Singles Second Team, league officials earlier today as part of its annual awards.

Ponomareva, a sophomore from Smolensk, RUSSIA, went 12-9 on the year including a 7-4 mark in league play as a competitor at No. 1 or No. 2 singles. This past fall, Ponomareva was the Bears' first-ever regionally-ranked player.

Lenoir-Rhyne, under first-year mentor Tom Rees, finished 9-12 on the season including a 3-8 mark in conference action.

2017 All-South Atlantic Conference
Women's Tennis Honors

First-Team Doubles
Laura Dean/Rebecca Bruning, Anderson
Franziska Funke/Katarina Majorova, Tusculum
Elizabeth Williamson/Amanda Carrillo, Newberry

Second-Team Doubles
Carlotta Nassi/Marta Gonzalez, Queens
Maria Garcia/Oroma Womendu, Wingate
Sydney Homan/Andrea Ernera, Wignate

Honorable Mention Doubles
Johanna Delisse/Julia Loos, Lincoln Memorial
Layla Tanik/Claudia DeAndreis, Wingate
Alisa Liashova/Klara Vuckovic, Carson-Newman

First-Team Singles
Carlotta Nassi, Queens
Elizabeth Williamson, Newberry
Laura Dean, Anderson
Rebecca Bruning, Anderson
Katarina Majorova, Tusculum
Franziska Funke, Tusculum

Second-Team Singles
Claudia De Andreis, Wingate
Elena Pellegrini, Wingate
Marta Gonzalez, Queens
Ivey Welborn, Anderson
Iulia Ponomareva, Lenoir-Rhyne
Amanda Carrillo, Newberry

Honorable Mention Singles
Marta Pinol, Lincoln Memorial
Ali Harris, Carsion-Newman
Annie McCullough, Tusculum
Caroline Nielsen, Queens
Jill Corsato Owsianka, Carson-Newman
Melissa Laing, Queens

Player Of The Year
Carlotta Nassi, Queens

Freshman Of The Year
Katarina Majorova, Tusculum

Coach Of The Year
Michael Cabana, Wingate

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