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Tennis receives several Great South Honors

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Great South Athletic Conference announced the women's tennis All-Conference award winners at a banquet held in Atlanta on Friday night. Mariel Herrera of Agnes Scott claimed the league's top prize of Player of the Year, Mount Mary's Andrea Monacelli won Freshman of the Year honors and Salem's Kevin Fleck was selected Coach of the Year by his peers.

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Mariel Herrera (pictured at right), a senior from Dacula, Ga., compiled an 8-3 overall record as she helped guide the Scotties to the 3-seed in the 2014 GSAC Tennis Tournament. She held a perfect 5-0 record in conference play and did not drop a set in the league all season long.

Andrea Monacelli, a freshman from Sussex, Wis., was a solid force in the lower flights for the Blue Angels this year--a vital component of one of Mount Mary's deepest squads in school history. In singles action, Monacelli tallied a 6-4 overall record, going an undefeated 2-0 at both No. 5 and No. 6 flights. At No. 3 doubles, she tallied a perfect 3-0 record.

In just his first year at the helm of the Spirits' tennis program, Kevin Fleck led Salem to a 10-4 overall record, an unblemished 4-0 mark in league play, and the No. 2 seed in the 2014 GSAC Tennis Tournament. Fleck graduated from Clemson with a financial management degree in 2009. He was a 2007 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men's Tennis Team Member and a four-year letter winner for the Tigers.

Tennis Awards
Player of the Year: Mariel Herrera of Agnes Scott
Freshman of the Year: Andrea Monacelli of Mount Mary
Coach of the Year: Kevin Fleck of Salem

Tennis All-Conference Team

No. 1: Mariel Herrera of Agnes Scott
No. 1: Andrea Akers of Salem
No. 1: Phoebe Minette of Mills
No. 2: Courtney Lymburner of UCSC
No. 2: Anna Mercado of Mount Mary
No. 2: Claire Rinaldo of Agnes Scott
No. 3: Katie Wolk of Mount Mary
No. 3: Anne Rinaldo of Agnes Scott
No. 4: Ayla Pruitt of Salem
No. 5: Samantha Story of Salem

No. 6: Hannah Amado of Agnes Scott

Doubles Combinations

No. 1: Anne Rinaldo and Claire Rinaldo of Agnes Scott (5-2 overall)
No. 2: Ashley Koehler and Angela Reavis of Salem (9-1 overall)
No. 3: Ona James and Leia Pruitt of Salem (5-2 overall)

Tennis All-Freshman Team

Andrea Monacelli of Mount Mary
Ana Mercado of Mount Mary
Ashley Koehler of Salem
Knia Cotton of Agnes Scott
Chantelle Kodua of Agnes Scott
Yashoda Premysler of Trinity Washington

Tennis All-Academic Team

Agnes Scott

Mariel Herrera
Anne Rinaldo
Claire Rinaldo

Mills

Alice Hewitt
Casey Honath

Mount Mary

Emily Barker
Nina Her
Brooke Slamka
Katie Wolk

Rust

Janiah Lyons
NaKessa Oliver

Salem

Andrea Akers
Ayla Pruitt
Angela Reavis
Sabrina Sheikh
Samantha Story

Trinity Washington

Ashley Archibald
Shari King

UCSC

Danielle Caro
Mary "Katy" Collins
Kassondra Heacock

Wesleyan

Lauren Mitchell
Fangjie Wu
Ekaterina Zaynullina
Veronica Manuel

All-Sportsmanship Team

Agnes Scott: Chantelle Kodua
Rust:
Salem: Ashley Koehler
TWU: Shari King
Mt. Mary: Katie Wolk
Mills: Phoebe Minette
UCSC: Alex Scotten
Wesleyan: Fangjie Wu

Mount Mary and Salem sports information contributed to this report

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