Wingate and Tusculum Earn ITA NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Regional Awards

Wingate and Tusculum Earn ITA NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Regional Awards
TEMPE, Ariz. (May 15) – The 2019 ITA NCAA Division II men’s and women’s regional award winners were announced on Wednesday (May 15). 
 
Wingate's Michael Cabana was naemd Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year, while Wingate's Michela Verpelli received the Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award and was named the ITA Senior Player of the Year. Teammate Camilla Ciaccia was named the ITA Rookie of the Year and Tusuclum's Annie McCullough was named the ITA Player to Watch.
 
The national award winners will be announced on May 21. 
 
Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year
Shari Reed; University of Charleston (Atlantic)
Jaron Maestas; University of Central Oklahoma (Central)
Owen Kassimir; NYIT (East)
Shelia Snyder; Wayne State University (Midwest)
Jeff Beaman; University of West Alabama (South)
Chris Bizot; Angelo State University (South Central)
Michael Cabana; Wingate University (Southeast)
Sandy Kriezel; Cal State Los Angeles (West)
 
Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award
Viola Lugmayr; Slippery Rock University (Atlantic)
Jill Van Den Dungen; Southwest Baptist University (Central)
Nicole Heiniger; Grand Valley State University (Midwest)
Alahna Reto; Florida Tech (South)
Paola Carpio; St. Edward’s University (South Central)
Michela Verpelli; Wingate University (Southeast)
Jahan Bayramova; Holy Names University (West)
 
ITA Rookie of the Year
Sangeeta Roopan; Mercyhurst University (Atlantic)
Isabella Dunlap; University of Central Oklahoma (Central)
Barbara Quagliardi; NYIT (East)
Nikol Alexeeva; University of Indianapolis (Midwest)
Natalie Espinal; Nova Southeastern University (South)
Kate Malazonia; St. Edward’s University (South Central)
Camilla Ciaccia; Wingate University (Southeast)
Elodie Busson; Hawaii Pacific University (West)
 
ITA Player to Watch
Kierstin Hensley; West Virginia State University (Atlantic)
Jill Van Den Dungen; Southwest Baptist University (Central)
Angelica Karlsson Hantzis; Concordia College NY (East)
Yu-Ning Lee; Drury University (Midwest)
Marta Vicens Miquel; Saint Leo University (South)
Valentina Gonzalez; Angelo State University (South Central)
Annie McCullough; Tusculum University (Southeast)
Petra Ivankovic; Azusa Pacific University (West)
 
ITA Senior Player of the Year
Kristine Gegeshidze; University of Charleston (Atlantic)
Kornelia Stanisczewska; Augustana University (Central)
Madi Ballard; Grand Valley State University (Midwest)
Leolia Jeanjean; Lynn University (South)
Sarah Frendo; Cameron University (South Central)
Michela Verpelli; Wingate University (Southeast)
Ashley Chao; UC San Diego (West)
 
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