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Vonderschmidt named to all-conference singles team
IRVING, Texas – Charlotte freshman Macy Vonderschmidt was the lone 49ers representative on the postseason All-Conference USA women’s tennis teams, as announced by the league office Tuesday morning. Vonderschmidt, a McKinney, Texas, native, was selected to the singles second team after completing her first year as a collegian.

“This is a great honor for Macy as a freshman in a very competitive conference,” head coach Michaela Gorman said. “We are very proud of her and her hard work this year.”

Vonderschmidt’s rookie campaign was highlighted by her receiving the March 25 Conference USA Athlete of the Week accolade, the first such plaudit by a Charlotte player as a member of the league. She shared the team lead with 11 singles victories, all coming during the spring, and was the only member of the team to finish in double digits during the dual match season.

She started the spring at the No. 5 position and climbed as high as No. 3 in the lineup, garnering a 4-1 record at the highest slot. She also added a 3-1 record when playing at No. 4 singles.

She captured victories in a team-best six-straight decisions, leading to her weekly conference honor, and then closed the spring with four-consecutive triumphs. Against Conference USA competition, she won all three of her decisions, including two in three sets.

Though not factoring into her all-conference award, Vonderschmidt also paced the squad with eight doubles wins, including seven in dual matches. She played with four different partners, and her tandem with fellow freshman Victoria Pahlett tallied three victories in its last three decisions.

It marks the ninth-straight season in which at least one 49ers player has received an all-conference plaudit, while Vonderschmidt becomes only the second All-Conference USA honoree in program history following Laura Swain’s third team nod in 2002.

First Team
Alexandra Starkova, Louisiana Tech
Tiffany William, Middle Tennessee
Nikol Hristova, Old Dominion
Kseniya Bardabush, North Texas
Anastasiya Shestakova, North Texas
Natalie Beazant, Rice
Dominique Harmath, Rice
Katherine Ip, Rice
Liat Zimmermann, Rice
Klara Vyskocilova, Tulane
Marcelina Cichon, Tulsa
Renata Kuricova, Tulsa

Second Team
Macy Vonderschmidt, Charlotte
Dana Gray, East Carolina
Giulietta Boha, FIU
Carlotta Orlando, FIU
Jazmin Britos, Louisiana Tech
Derya Turhan, Marshall
Kai Broomfield, Marshall
Dana Oppinger, Marshall
Kim Anicete, Rice
Alison Ho, Rice
Carolin Drescher, Southern Miss
Rongrong Leenabanchong, Tulsa
Maria Sant’Anna, Tulsa
Miriam Rosell Canudas, UTSA

Third Team
Anna Pomyatinskaya, Marshall
Karli Timko, Marshall
Rachael Morales, Marshall
Mahitha Dadireddy, Southern Miss
Lisa Norderer, Southern Miss
Alex Kitchen, Southern Miss
Pardis Kianoush, UAB
Rebeca Calvillo, UTEP
Davina Meza, UTEP
Jacobea Junger, UTSA
Isabelle Jonsson, UTSA

First Team
Kseniya Bardabush/Franziska Sprinkmeyer, NT
Natalie Beazant/Liat Zimmermann, Rice
Renata Kuricova/Marcelina Cichon, Tulsa

Second Team
Nikol Hristova/Melissa Esnal Olguin, Old Dominion
Dominique Harmath/Alison Ho, Rice
Katherine Ip/Solomiya Zinko, Rice

Third Team
Dana Oppinger/Derya Turhan, Marshall
Anna Pomyatinskaya/Karli Timko, Marshall
Jacobea Junger/Miriam Rosell Canudas, UTSA

Coach of the Year:
Elizabeth Schmidt, Rice
Player of the Year:
Klara Vyskocilova, Tulane
Freshman of the Year:
Katherine Ip, Rice
Newcomer of the Year:
Tiffany William, Middle Tennessee
Outstanding Singles Player of the Championship:
Natalie Beazant, Rice
Outstanding Doubles Team of the Championship:
Natalie Beazant/Liat Zimmermann, Rice
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