LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior women's tennis player Emily Applegate (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud) has been named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) 23rd Collegiate All-Star team and has been invited to receive her award during a luncheon on Sat., Aug. 26 at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Honorees, which also include the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award recipients, will be given a behind-the-scenes tour of the US Open Facilities and be treated to a private reception at the ESPN Zone in New York City during the weekend. Selected team members will also be asked to participate in an on-court exhibition during the pre-show inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The All-Star team features the ITA and NCAA National Champions and top-ranked players from Division I, II and III, NAIA and NJCAA. Joining Applegate will be Melissa Applebaum and Audra Cohen of Miami (Fla.), Suzi Babos of California, Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey of Stanford, Luisa Cowper of Armstrong Atlantic, Cristelle Grier and Alexis Prousis of Northwestern, Jelena Pandzic of Fresno Pacific, Marta Simic of Broward County Community College and Diana Srebrovic of Florida. A total of 13 men's champions will also be honored over the weekend.
Applegate, the 2006 NCAA Division III Singles Champion, posted a 33-3 singles record and a 26-7 doubles mark last season. She earned First Team All-America honors in both singles and doubles and was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year after winning the conference title at No. 1 singles and No. 3 doubles. She also won the ITA Southeast Region singles and doubles championships during the fall season and finished fourth in doubles and sixth in singles at the ITA National Championships.
Applegate is a two-year letterwinner at W&L after playing her freshman year at the University of Richmond. She has notched a 48-4 record in singles and a 43-10 mark in doubles during her two seasons with the Generals and has claimed All-America honors three times.
Applegate is the second W&L tennis player to be named to the ITA Collegiate All-Star team after Lindsay Hagerman '05 was tabbed to the team last summer.
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