Six Generals Earn All-ODAC Women's Tennis Honors
SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its all-conference selections for women's tennis on Monday and six Generals were tabbed to the first team. Additionally, junior Katie Tabb (Minneapolis, Minn./Edina) was named Player of the Year, while head coach Eric Ishida earned ODAC Coach of the Year honors.
Tabb was joined on the All-ODAC First Team by seniors Rebecca Timmis (Peachtree City, Ga./McIntosh), Leah Weston (Colorado Springs, Colo./Air Academy), Kelly Will (Holly Springs, N.C./Cary Academy), junior Meg Spalitta (New Orleans, La./Academy of the Sacred Heart) and sophomore Lauren Caire (Nashville, Tenn./Harpeth Hall).
Tabb earned Player of the Year honors and was a first-team pick in both singles and doubles. The top-ranked player in the Atlantic South Region, she currently owns a 22-3 singles record and a 22-2 doubles mark.
Caire also earned all-conference accolades in both singles and doubles. A two-time honoree in singles, she has posted a team-high 23 victories (23-2) this season. In doubles, she has notched a 19-2 overall record and teams with Tabb to form the third-ranked doubles team in the region.
Timmis was a first-team all-conference selection in singles after posting a 12-6 overall record this year. A First Team All-ODAC selection in doubles each of the past two seasons, Timmis has produced a 6-0 doubles record this year.
Weston garnered First Team All-ODAC honors in singles in 2008 after posting a 15-2 overall record. A four-time First Team All-ODAC selection, shs has also logged a 16-2 mark in doubles this year.
Will received first team all-conference recognition in singles for the third-straight season. She has notched a 21-2 singles mark and a 16-2 doubles record during the 2008 campaign.
Spalitta was tabbed to the all-conference squad in singles after posting a 21-1 mark so far this season. She has also gone 9-1 in 10 doubles matches this year.
Ishida was tabbed Coach of the Year after leading the Generals to a 24-0 record thus far this year. The team won its sixth-straight ODAC Championship in 2008 and racked up 11 wins against teams ranked in the Top 30.
The Generals look to defend their 2007 National Championship this weekend in first rounds of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. The squad received a first-round bye and will take on the winner of Wilkes/Hunter on Saturday.
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