Brumit receives Sportsmanship Award
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 22, 2014) – Six ETSU players received Southern Conference postseason honors Wednesday, including senior Jessica Brumit (Elizabethton, Tenn.) who was named this year’s recipient of the Sportsmanship Award.
Brumit, last season’s Atlantic Sun Women’s Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year, becomes the third player in program history to receive the Sportsmanship Award, joining Kristy Wagner (’96) and Malissa Thompson (’93). This year, Brumit posted a cumulative spring record of 22-5, including an 11-1 mark in league play.
Meanwhile, Lyn Yee Choo (Kuching, Malaysia) and Regina Nychytailova (Maripol, Ukraine) were each selected to the All-SoCon Singles First Team.
Primarily at No. 1 Singles, Choo recorded a 15-3 (5-2 SoCon) spring singles record, including victories in 12 of her first 13 matches. She has now earned First Team honors in each of her three seasons at ETSU.
In her first season with the Bucs, Nychytailova amassed a 13-4 (5-1 SoCon) record, playing primarily at No. 2 Singles.
Additionally, Choo and Ana Gerbasi (Caracas, Venezuela) were named to the All-SoCon Doubles First Team after posting a 9-3 (3-2 SoCon) record.
Newcomers Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) and Melissa Esguerra (Derrimutt, Australia) were each named to the league’s All-Freshman Team after posting respective singles records of 13-4 (4-2 SoCon) and 5-7 (3-2 SoCon).
Markesini and Esguerra also teamed up to go 10-3 (5-0 SoCon) in doubles play, earning spots on the All-SoCon Doubles Second Team.
The Buccaneers (13-5, 5-2 SoCon) will enter the upcoming SoCon Women’s Tennis Championship as the No. 3 seed and will take on sixth-seeded Wofford Friday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m., at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
The 2015 Southern Conference Women’s Tennis Championship will take place April 24-26 at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
To view the complete bracket for this weekend’s SoCon tournament, click here.
2015 SoCon Women’s Tennis Postseason Awards
Lyn Yee Choo, ETSU
Regina Nychytailova, ETSU
Ansley Speaks, Furman
Alex Moreno-Kaste, Furman
Stephanie N’tcha, Samford
Kayla Jones, Chattanooga
Lyn Yee Choo/Ana Gerbasi, ETSU
Ansley Speaks/Alex Moreno-Kaste, Furman
Stephanie N’tcha/Carita Moolman, Samford
Singles (by position)
No. 1 – Kayla Gammie, UNCG
No. 2 – Yasmeen Ebada, Samford
No. 3 – Jessica Northcutt, Samford
No. 4 – Carita Moolman, Samford
No. 5 – Harper Caswell, Furman
No. 6 – Savannah Wood, Samford
Doubles (by position)
No. 1 – Samantha Caswell/Kayla Jones, UTC
No. 2 – Yasmeen Ebada/Jessica Northcutt, Samford
No. 3 – Melissa Esguerra/Ioanna Markesini, ETSU
Melissa Esguerra, ETSU
Ioanna Markesini, ETSU
Harper Caswell, Furman
Samantha Caswell, Chattanooga
Savannah Wood, Samford
Samantha Russell, Wofford
Player of the Year
Stephanie N’tcha - Samford
Freshman of the Year
Samantha Caswell, Chattanooga
Jessica Brumit, ETSU
Coach of the Year
David Vest, Samford
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