April 17, 2013
Renteria Claims SAC Freshman of Year Honors in Women's Tennis
ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba’s Liz Renteria (Miramar, FL/Archbishop McCarthy HS) headlined Catawba’s post-season conference women’s tennis awards as she was named co-Freshman of the Year in the South Atlantic Conference, which was announced Wednesday. She was also named first team All-SAC in singles, while teammate Sloan Kessler (Onalaska, WI/La Crosse Aquinas HS) claimed second team honors in singles. The duo was named as second team All-SAC in doubles.
Renteria played the top spot in both singles and double for Catawba. She went 16-7 overall for Catawba and won four of her SAC matches in singles. With Kessler at #1 doubles, the team posted a 10-12 mark with three league wins. Kessler was 7-15 for Catawba at the #2 singles spot and won a pair of league matches.
Brevard’s Claire Dillman and Lincoln Memorial’s Leah Donoff were named co-SAC Women’s Tennis Players of the Year. Dillman and Donoff both played at the No. 1 singles position for their teams this season. Donoff went 12-3 overall and 8-1 in SAC matches, while Dillman finished the regular season 13-4 overall and 7-2 in the league.
Wingate’s Michael Cabana was named the SAC Coach of the Year for the third-straight season after leading the Bulldogs to the regular-season conference title. WU went 9-0 in league play and 17-5 overall. Erin Mills, of Tusculum, shared the Freshman of the Year with Renteria.
2013 SAC Women’s Tennis Awards
All-SAC First Team
Claire Dillman, BC ^+
Leah Donoff, LMU ^$@
Ali Evers, WU ^$
Susana Aguirre, NEW %
Becca Thomas, WU
Liz Renteria, CAT*
Stefy Stand, C-N*
Susana Aguirre/Romina Adum, NEW
Claire Dillman/Michelle Prata, BC &
Ali Evers/Becca Thomas, WU #
All-SAC Second Team
Avery Owens, AU %
Morgan Winston, WU
Tatiana Dualiby, MHC ^+
Michelle Prata, BC
Sloan Kessler, CAT
Leah Donoff/Aura Penalosa, LMU
Avery Owens/Karen Ching, AU
Sloan Kessler/Liz Renteria, CAT
* Tied for final first-team singles selection
^ 2012 All-SAC First Team Singles
# 2012 All-SAC First Team Doubles
% 2012 All-SAC Second Team Singles
& 2012 All-SAC Second Team Doubles
$ 2011 All-SAC First Team
+ 2011 All-SAC Second Team
@ 2010 All-SAC First Team
Co-SAC Players of the Year: Claire Dillman, Brevard & Leah Donoff, Lincoln Memorial
Co-SAC Freshmen of the Year: Liz Renteria, Catawba & Erin Mills, Tusculum
SAC Coach of the Year: Michael Cabana, Wingate
SAC Scholar Athlete: Kelli Ferguson, Wingate
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