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Onchi and Hirsch Take Honorable Mention All-SAC Women's Tennis Honors


ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Catawba’s Erisa Onchi and Sophie Hirsch have been named honorable All-South Atlantic Conference for women’s tennis. Wingate’s Michela Verpelli was voted the 2018 Player of the Year, while Yana Fleyer, of Queens, was the Freshman of the Year.  In addition, Wingate head Michael Cabana was named the Coach of the Year as announced by the league office on Wednesday.

Onchi, a junior, played #1 singles and double for Catawba this season. She went 9-8 in singles action and claimed four league wins. Onchi added seven wins in doubles with three SAC wins. Hirsch, a sophomore, went 11-6 at #2 singles on the year and won five SAC matches. She played #2 doubles and won six matches that included a pair of league wins.
Verpelli is ranked No. 20 in the Oracle/ITA Division II Women’s Singles. She was 13-2 overall at No. 1 singles and 13-6 overall at No. 1 doubles. Fleyer played the majority of her matches at the No. 1 singles spot this season, going undefeated with a prefect 15-0 overall record. Cabana earns his eighth-straight South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year honor.
2018 SAC Women’s Tennis Year Honors
First Team Singles
Katarina Majorova, Tusculum
Michela Verpelli, Wingate
Carlotta Nassi, Queens
Franziska Funke, Tusculum
Claudia De Andreis, Wingate
Yana Fleyer, Queens
Second Team Singles
Amanda Carrillo, Newberry
Annie McCullough, Tusculum
Laura Dean, Anderson
Elisa Aguirre, Newberry
Chyi Lee, Wingate
Caitlin McCullough, Tusculum
Honorable Mention Singles
Erisa Onchi, Catawba
Jill Corsato-Owsianka, Carson-Newman
Sophie Hirsch, Catawba
Sasha Davidzenka, Queens
Jasha Geerdink, Mars Hill
Ivey Welborn, Anderson

First Team Doubles
Michela Verpelli/Maria Garcia, Wingate
Annie McCullough/Caitlin McCullough, Tusculum
Franziska Funke/Katarina Majorova, Tusculum
Second Team Doubles
Isabel Fornies/Carlotta Nassi, Queens
Amanda Carrillo/Marta Gomar, Newberry
Sasha Davidzenka/Yana Fleyer, Queens
Honorable Mention Doubles
Lucia Davila/Elisa Aguirre, Newberry
Oroma Womeodu/Chyi Lee, Wingate
Jill Corsato-Owsianka /Abby Reis, Carson-Newman
Player of the Year: Michela Verpelli, Wingate
Freshman of the Year: Yana Fleyer, Queens
Coach of the Year: Michael Cabana, Wingate

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