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WOMEN’S TENNIS All-Conference - May 9, 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WOMEN’S TENNIS ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS ANNOUNCED
Raverta of Amherst Named Player of the Year
HADLEY, Mass. - Amherst senior Kristen Raverta (West Springfield, Mass.) has been named the 2006 NESCAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year, as decided by the conference coaches. Raverta guided her squad to its third consecutive NESCAC Women’s Tennis crown on April 30, as the top-seeded Jeffs defeated Williams 6-3 to claim the 2006 NESCAC championship.
Raverta also earned NESCAC All-Conference First Team Singles honors as well this year, the fourth year in a row that she has been selected as a First Team member. Raverta posted a 17-2 singles record this season, winning her last eight matches. On the doubles side, Raverta and sophomore teammate Alicia Menezes (Staten Island, N.Y.) received All-Conference First Team Doubles recognition. The pair won both of their matches at the 2006 NESCAC Women’s Tennis Championship at Williams. Menezes also received All-NESCAC Second Team Singles honors, and the two will look to continue their success at the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament.
Joining Raverta as the only other holdover from last year’s All-Conference First Team Singles is Middlebury junior Amy Roche (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). Roche, the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2004, helped her Panther squad reach the semifinals of the 2006 NESCAC Women’s Tennis Championship and the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament this season with a 17-6 singles record.
After earning All-Conference Second Team Singles recognition a year ago, Tufts junior Jennifer Luten (Clayton, Mo.) earned a spot on the All-Conference First Team Singles this season. Along with doubles partner senior Becky Bram (Winchester, Mass.), the pair of Luten and Bram came away with NESCAC All-Conference First Team Doubles. Bram also earned All-Conference Second Team Singles and was named the Senior Sportswoman of the Year.
Juniors Alison Dunn (Tucson, Ariz.) of Colby and Beret Remak (Minneapolis, Minn.) of Connecticut College join sophomore Sarah Coleman (Bronxville, N.Y.) as first time All-Conference First Team Singles honorees. Dunn posted a 9-3 record this season for the Mules, while Remak is currently 16-6 in singles competition this season. Remak guided the Camels to their third consecutive 10-win season, along with winning the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament Title (NEWITT) at #1 singles and qualifying for the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship for the second-straight year. Coleman also had a successful season from the first singles position, posting a 22-4 record. Coleman is the first player from Hamilton to earn NESCAC Women’s Tennis All-Conference recognition.
The combination of Williams’ rookie Cary Gibson (Augusta, Ga.) and sophomore Annie Schneidman (Sherborn, Mass.) round out the NESCAC All-Conference First Team Doubles. Paired together since March, Gibson and Schneidman earned a hard-fought 9-7 doubles victory in the semifinals of the NESCAC tournament on April 29 that helped the Ephs advance to the final past Middlebury, 5-4.
NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors went to Bowdoin’s Sarah D’Elia (Fairfield, Conn.), as she put together a 15-11 singles record in her first season with the Polar Bears. In the first round of the 2006 NESCAC Women’s Tennis Championship, D’Elia helped Bowdoin reach the semifinals by winning her #1 singles match against Tufts, 6-4, 7-6 (9). D’Elia was also named All-Conference Second Team Singles and Doubles.
Coach of the Year accolades went to Williams head coach Julie Greenwood. Greenwood guided the Ephs this season to the final of the 2006 NESCAC Women’s Tennis Championship, along with the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament, which begins on May 17 in Santa Cruz, Calif. Greenwood last won the Coach of the Year honor in 2002.
2006 NESCAC WOMEN’S TENNIS ALL-CONFERENCE
Becky Bram Tufts Sr. Doubles Winchester, Mass.
Sarah Coleman Hamilton So. Singles Bronxville, N.Y.
Alison Dunn Colby Jr. Singles Tucson, Ariz.
Cary Gibson Williams Fy. Doubles Augusta, Ga.
Jen Luten Tufts Jr. Sing/Dbls. Clayton, Mo.
Alicia Menezes Amherst So. Doubles Staten Island, N.Y.
Kristen Raverta Amherst Sr. Sing/Dbls. W. Springfield, Mass.
Beret Remak Conn. College Jr. Singles Minneapolis, Minn.
Amy Roche Middlebury Jr. Singles Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
Annie Schneidman Williams So. Doubles Sherborn, Mass.
Player of the Year: Kristen Raverta, Amherst
Rookie of the Year: Sarah D’Elia, Bowdoin
Courtney Bartlett Williams Sr. Singles Marietta, Ga.
Amanda Berck Middlebury So. Singles Roslyn, N.Y.
Becky Bram Tufts Sr. Singles Winchester, Mass.
Sarah D’Elia Bowdoin Fy. Singles Fairfield, Conn.
Elizabeth Emery Middlebury Fy. Doubles McLean, Va.
Cecilia Grissa Bates So. Doubles Doylestown, Pa.
Laura Harris Bates Jr. Doubles Mercer Island, Wash.
Kelsey Hughes Bowdoin Jr. Doubles Shelburne, Vt.
Alex Maclennan Williams Sr. Singles Exeter, Calif.
Alicia Menezes Amherst So. Singles Staten Island, N.Y.
Amy Roche Middlebury Jr. Doubles Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
Senior Sportswoman of the Year: Becky Bram, Tufts
Coach of the Year: Julie Greenwood, Williams