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October 29, 2013

Six Wellesley Tennis Players Earn All-Conference Honors

WELLESLEY, Mass. – The Wellesley College tennis team took home several post-season awards on Tuesday, as announced by the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Six Wellesley student-athletes represented the Blue on the NEWMAC All-Conference team.

All three of Wellesley's top doubles pairs earned an All-Conference nod, while senior Kendall Tada and first-year Samantha Stone also earned All-Conference honors in singles.

The Blue's number one doubles pair of junior Sojung Lee and first-year Carina Chen went undefeated in NEWMAC play to earn their spot on the team. Lee is a three-time All-Conference honoree, while Chen makes her first All-Conference appearance in her first year eligible.

Wellesley first-years Andjela Stojkovic and Lina Ye paired up to grab an All-Conference nod at number two doubles. The classmates went 5-1 at the second spot for the Blue, 5-2 overall in conference play.

Wrapping up the doubles All-Conference selections, Tada and Stone earned the honor at number three. The pair recorded a 6-1 overall record in NEWMAC play, including a 2-0 mark when sliding up to play at number two.

Wellesley's Stone and Tada also earned singles All-Conference honors. Stone was named All-Conference at number five singles, carrying a 5-1 mark in NEWMAC play. At number six, Tada earned All-Conference with a 5-2 overall record, including playing as high as number three for the Blue.

After finishing the fall as NEWMAC Runner-up, the Wellesley tennis team will now look ahead the spring season, slated to begin in March.


Sojung Lee Carina Chen Andjela Stojkovic
Doubles All-Conference Doubles All-Conference Doubles All-Conference
     
Lina Ye Samantha Stone Kendall Tada
Doubles All-Conference Singles, Doubles All-Conference Singles, Doubles All-Conference



2013 Women's Tennis All-Conference Team and Award Winners

NEWMAC Athlete of the Year:
Alexandra Marlowe, Wheaton 
NEWMAC Rookie of the Year:  Elysa Kohrs, MIT
NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player: Victoria Tam, MIT 
NEWMAC Coach of the Year: Lynn Miller, Wheaton
NEWMAC Sportsmanship Award:  Smith College

First Team All-Conference
#1 Singles- Alexandra Marlowe, Wheaton
#2 Singles- Elysa Kohrs, MIT
#3 Singles- Victoria Tam, MIT
#4 Singles- Krystal Lai, MIT
#5 Singles- Wendi Kong, MIT
#6 Singles- Vynnie Kong, MIT
 
#1 Doubles- Lauren Quisenberry & Julia Hsu, MIT
#2 Doubles- Victoria Tam & Elysa Kohrs, MIT
#3 Doubles- Michelle Dutt & Krystal Lai, MIT
 
Second Team All-Conference
#1 Singles- Lauren Quisenberry, MIT
#2 Singles- Lyndsay Cooke, Wheaton
#3 Singles- Sarah Whitaker, Babson
#4 Singles- Amanda Brazell, Wheaton
#5 Singles- Sam Stone, Wellesley
#6 Singles- Kendall Tada, Wellesley
 
#1 Doubles- Sojung Lee & Carina Chen, Wellesley/Lyndsay Cooke & Alexandra Marlowe, Wheaton
#2 Doubles- Andjela Stojkovic & Lina Ye, Wellesley
#3 Doubles- Kendall Tada & Sam Stone, Wellesley          

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