Women's Tennis racks up six A-Sun All-Conference accolades

April 19, 2007


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The Jacksonville University women's tennis team earned six Atlantic Sun All-Conference honors after finishing the 2006-07 season with an 8-1 conference record and earning the program's second No. 1 seed in the A-Sun tournament as released on Thursday by the conference office.

Senior Emese Sulyos was named A-Sun "Player of the Year" and was named first team all-conference. Second year head coach Jarod Camerota was named Women's Tennis "Coach of the Year". Junior Lena Willi was also named first team all-conference and freshman Tatiana Soldatova earned second team all-conference honors and was named to the all-freshman team.

Sulyos, a four time first team selection, earned her second "Player of the Year" accolades after finishing with a 17-2 record on the season at the No. 1 position in dual matches. Sulyos, who was named "Freshman of the Year" and "Player of the Year" in 2004, has an 8-1 conference record this season and is currently on a 12-match winning streak. For her career, Sulyos has amassed a 74-9 record and a 21-3 mark in conference play.

Second year head coach Jarod Camerota currently has his women's tennis team on a 13-match winning streak and has taken them from a 9-8 record last year (3-2 in the A-Sun) to a 16-3 record this year (8-1 in the A-Sun). The Dolphins also tied ETSU with the most all-conference selections with six.

"All the credit goes to the players," said coach Camerota. "We have worked really hard this season and it has paid off. I have learned a lot about coaching this year from my players and we have gotten better together."

Willi earned her second consecutive first team honors after going 19-3 at the No. 2 position and was perfect in conference play with a 9-0 record. She was named A-Sun "Freshman of the Year" and earned second team honors in 2005.

Soldatova has a 15-4 dual singles match record this year at No. 3 singles having won nine of her last 10 matches. She has also posted an 8-1 record in conference play on the season thus far.