Toledo Women's Tennis Announces Postseason Award Winners
TOLEDO, Ohio - The Toledo women's tennis team announced the award winners from its postseason banquet on Tuesday. Honors include the team's Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player, Newcomer of the Year and Spirit Award.
Junior Chrissy Coffman earned the squad's MVP award a year after being named the most improved Rocket. Coffman led the team in overall singles wins (11) and finished 7-3 over her final 10 matches. Playing primarily at No. 3 singles, she tied for a team-high five conference wins this spring.
Freshmen Emily Mazzola and Katelyn Nguyen were presented the Newcomer of the Year and Most Improved Player awards, respectively. Mazzola shined during conference play, tying Coffman with a 5-3 record while playing the majority of her matchups at No. 5 singles. She finished second on the team in overall singles and doubles wins with 10 each.
Nguyen was a steady contributor all season, beginning the spring at No. 6 singles and finishing as the Rockets' No. 1 player. She collected the team's fourth-most wins in singles (7) and tied for the third-most victories in doubles (9).
The Spirit Award winner is senior Silvia Carvajal, who completed her fourth and final season in Midnight Blue & Gold. Carvajal notched six wins at No. 6 singles and teamed up with Nguyen for the third-most triumphs in doubles competition. The freshman-senior duo finished 6-3 from the third flight, including a 3-3 ledger in MAC play.
2013 Toledo Women's Tennis Postseason Awards
(Quotes from head coach Tracy Mauntler)
Spirit Award - Silvia Carvajal, Sr.
"Award goes to the person that exemplifies being a Rocket. Brings Good Energy everyday"
Most Improved- Katelyn Nguyen, Fr.
"Katelyn played No. 6 singles in our first match against Ohio St back in January. By Mid-March, Katelyn was playing #1 singles for us."
Newcomer of the Year- Emily Mazzola, Fr.
"Emily was such a stable force for us, especially during the MAC season. Going 5-3 as a freshman in our conference is quite an accomplishment."
MVP - Chrissy Coffman, Jr.
"CC is the heart of our program and it has been that way since her freshman year. She gives everything when she competes and she is someone the team always counts on."