W&L Women's Tennis Recognized By ODAC

SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2009 Women’s Tennis All-ODAC teams on Tuesday and Washington and Lee was well represented.

After claiming their 19th conference title, the second-ranked Generals (19-4) swept the four major individual awards and had six singles players named First Team All-ODAC, as well as three doubles teams named first team all-league.

Senior Katie Tabb (Minneapolis, Minn./Edina) was named First Team All-ODAC at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, collected the ODAC Player of the Year for the second-straight season and garnered the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. First-year Ellen Yeatman (Little Rock, Ark./Little Rock Central) was the Rookie of the Year, in addition to being an all-conference selection at No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles. W&L Head Coach Eric Ishida was tabbed as the ODAC Coach of the Year for the second-consecutive year.

Joining Tabb and Yeatman on the first team all-conference squad were first-years Ann Morris (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic), Trelsie Sadler (Wakefield, R.I./Groton School) and Jen Snyder (Highland Heights, Ohio/Gilmour Academy), junior Blair Brzeski (Westlake Village, Calif./Agoura) and senior Meg Spalitta (New Orleans, La./Sacred Heart).

Tabb, sports a 16-6 singles mark and a 14-7 doubles ledger this year. She is currently the second-ranked singles player in the Atlantic South. In doubles, she teamed with junior Lauren Caire (Nashville, Tenn./Harpeth Hall) in being named First Team All-ODAC. Tabb and Caire are currently the fourth-ranked tandem in the region.

Yeatman posted a singles record of 13-5 and is the seventh-ranked singles player in the region. Yeatman teamed with Spalitta to garner all-conference honors at No. 3 doubles, posting an overall record of 8-2. They are currently the seventh-ranked pair in the Atlantic South.

Spalitta was also named all-conference at No. 6 singles as she has posted a 14-2 ledger thus far. Sadler was a first team selection at No. 3 singles and teamed with Morris to be honored at No. 2 doubles. Sadler claims a 10-9 singles mark, while she and Morris have combined to go 11-3 in doubles.

Snyder was honored at No. 4 singles and Brzeski at No. 5. Snyder sports a 15-4 mark in her debut campaign, while Brzeski has dropped just one match all season and currently stands at 11-1.

The opening round of the NCAA Tournament is set to begin on May 8. Washington and Lee’s first round opponent, as well as the location of the match have yet to be determined.