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Renteria And Onchi Claim SAC Honors in Women's Tennis


ROCK HILL, S.C. ( -- Catawba’s Liz Renteria (Miramar, Fla.) and Erisa Onchi (Tokyo, Japan) have earned post-season honors from the South Atlantic Conference in women’s tennis.  Renteria and Onchi were named honorable mention in doubles, while Onchi was honorable mention in singles.  Queens’ Carlotta Nassi was voted Player of the Year, while Claudia De Andreis of Wingate was voted the Freshman of the Year.  Catawba alum and Wingate mentor Michael Cabana was tabbed the Coach of the Year in awards announced by the conference.

Renteria, a senior, teamed with Onchi to post an 11-10 record at the No. 1 doubles slot.  They produced four wins in league play.  Onchi, a freshman, played No. 2 singles and turned in a 15-5 record at that spot and was also 1-1 at the No. 1 position.  In SAC action, she went 6-5.

2016 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Tennis Yearly Honors

First Team Singles
Carlotta Nassi, Queens
Elizabeth Williamson, Newberry
Claudia De Andreis, Wingate
Elena Vasilyeva, Lincoln Memorial
Franziska Funke, Tusculum
Kealee Heffner, Tusculum

First Team Doubles
Carlotta Nassi/Melissa Laing, Queens
Amanda Carrillo/Vanessa Ortiz, Newberry
Claudia De Andreis/Maria Garcia, Wingate

Second Team Singles
Rebecca Bruning, Anderson
Maria Gonzalez, Queens
Alis Harris, Carson-Newman
Samantha Echevarria, Mars Hill
Melissa Laing, Queens
Marta Pinol, Lincoln Memorial (T)
Jil Corsato Owsianka, Carson-Neman (T)

Second Team Doubles
Kealee Heffner/Erin Mills, Tusculum
Ivey Welborn/Rebecca Bruning, Anderson
Marta Gonzalez/Caroline Nielson, Queens

Honorable Mention Singles
Amanda Carrillo, Newberry
Patricia Guerreiro, Carson-Newman
Emily Waters, Tusculum
Layla Tanik, Wingate
Erisa Onchi, Catawba

Honorable Mention Doubles
Liz Renteria/Erisa Onchi, Catawba
Jennifer Mezei/Bailey Palmer, Coker
Marta Pinol/Roksolana Prudyvs, Lincoln Memorial

Player of the Year: Carlotta Nassi, Queens
Freshman of the Year: Claudia De Andreis, Wingate
Coach of the Year: Michael Cabana, Wingate

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