Three Named to All-ACC W. Tennis Team
GREENSBORO, N.C.—Three Miami Hurricanes women’s tennis players were named to the All-ACC team, the conference announced Wednesday.
Sophomore Stephanie Wagner was named to the All-ACC First Team, sophomore Kelsey Laurente was named to the All-ACC Second Team and junior Lina Lileikite were named to All-ACC Third Team.
Wagner, an Amberg, Germany native, earned the second All-ACC selection of her career by compiling a 19-4 overall record this spring with a 12-2 ACC mark. In the regular season finale on Sunday, Wagner took down Virginia’s 3rd-ranked Julia Elbaba for her fifth win against a ranked opponent this year.
Laurente, a first-time All-ACC selection, has played primarily at the No. 2 singles spot for the Hurricanes, tallying a 13-7 mark overall and a 7-6 ACC record. Laurente has beaten three ranked opponents and has registered three wins at the top singles spot.
A Liepaja, Latvia native, Lileikite earned All-ACC honors for the first time in her career. Lileikite has won four in a row and this week entered the ITA singles rankings for the first time in 2014. Lileikite has played at both the No. 3 and No. 4 singles spot, going 15-6 overall and 10-2 in ACC play.
Miami’s three All-ACC selections tied for second most in the conference with North Carolina, Duke and Clemson. Virginia led the league with four representatives. North Carolina’s Jamie Loeb was named Player and teammate Haley Carter was named Freshman of the Year. Clemson’s Nancy Harris was named Coach of the Year.
The Hurricanes (18-4, 12-2 ACC) earned a share of the ACC regular season championship on Sunday and will be the No. 2-seed in the ACC Championship this week. Miami earned a double bye in the tournament and will play its first match in the quarterfinals on Friday at noon.
Individual Award Winners
Player of the Year – Jamie Loeb, North Carolina
Freshman of the Year – Haley Carter
Coach of the Year – Nancy Harris
All‐ACC First Team
Jamie Loeb Fr. North Carolina
Julia Elbaba @ So. Virginia
Beatrice Capra @ So. Duke
Hayley Carter Fr. North Carolina
Stephanie Wagner @ So. Miami
Ester Goldfeld # Jr. Duke
Kendal Woodard @ So. Georgia Tech
Hanna Mar # Sr. Duke
Danielle Collins So. Virginia
All‐ACC Second Team
Joelle Kissell # Sr. NC State
Caroline Price @ Jr. North Carolina
Kelsey Laurente So. Miami
Megan Kurey So. Georgia Tech
Kerrie Cartwright Jr. Florida State
Jessica Wacnik Jr. Boston College
Yana Koroleva @ Sr. Clemson
Maddie Kobelt Sr. Syracuse
Stephanie Nauta @ So. Virginia
All‐ACC Third Team
Daneika Borthwick @ Jr. Florida State
Romy Koelzer Jr. Clemson
Beatrice Gumulya @ Jr. Clemson
Lina Lileikite Jr. Miami
Alexandra Stanova Fr. Maryland
Rachel Pierson Fr. Virginia
Britney Sanders Sr. Notre Dame
Francesca Fusinato Fr. Virginia Tech
Ilinca Stoica So. Virginia Tech
@ ‐ Two‐time honoree
# ‐ Three‐time honoree