Two Dolphins receive Atlantic Sun honors

The Jacksonville University women’s tennis team picked up two postseason honors with Natalia Marques Melibeau being named the Atlantic Sun All-Conference Second Team and Aline Staudt earning All-Freshman honors.

Melibeau, a sophomore from Recife, Brazil, played the majority of her matches in the number two position going 9-10 on the season.  She elevated her play in conference posting a 5-4 record.  Melibeau teamed up with Staudt to form an impressive doubles duo that went 9-5 and 5-4 in conference.  They played all of their matches as JU’s top team. 

Staudt had a tremendous freshman debut.  She played every single match in the number one position and notched a team best 12 wins.  She opened the season with six straight wins and seven in her first eight matches.   Staudt’s opening weekend performance was enough for her to be named Atlantic Sun player of the week. 

The women’s tennis team will be the sixth seed in the upcoming Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament taking place in Johnson City, Tennessee.