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Krutkina Named Women's Tennis Player of the Year; Lindsay on Third Team

HIGH POINT, N.C. - The Conference Carolinas All-Conference Teams were determined by vote from each Head Coach of participating league institutions.  Nominations were collected and then voted upon by ballot and tallied to determine Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year, All-Conference First Team, All-Conference Second Team and All-Conference Third Team.  Awards were presented at the league tennis team banquet at the Conference Tournament Championships co-hosted by Erskine College and the Palmetto Park Tennis Complex in Sumter, SC.  Pfeiffer University’s Alena Krutkina (Omsk, RUSSIA) has been named the Player of the Year while Taylor Lindsay (Gardendale, AL) was selected to the third team. This year’s other award winners are as follows:

Player of the Year:
Alena Krutkina, Pfeiffer

Pfeiffer’s Alena Krutkina wrapped up her senior season with a league-best 18-2 overall record in singles, 17-3 in doubles, to go a perfect 10-0 and 9-1 in conference play. Over her career, Krutkina has registered a 46-13 singles record with an outstanding 25-5 mark in doubles competition. Krutkina will depart Pfeiffer and Conference Carolinas as one of the best women’s tennis players of all-time.

Freshman of the Year: 
Mika Goyette, Erskine College
Mika Goyette posted a team-best 19-3 singles record, including a perfect 10-0 mark in conference, as Erskine repeated as the conference regular season champions. She has won 14 consecutive singles matches. Goyette, along with doubles partner, Tessa Rheault, also had a team-best doubles record at 19-4 and 10-1 in conference. Goyette won both her matches in Erskine’s win over No. 9 Clayton State, the Fleet’s first win over a nationally-ranked Top 10 team.

Coach of the Year: 
Calhoun Parr, Erskine
Calhoun Parr guided the Fleet to their second 20-win season and finished a perfect 11-0 in conference. This season also featured the program’s first win over a nationally-ranked Top 10 team as Erskine downed No. 9 Clayton State 7-2 at home on March 30th. Erskine looks to win their eighth consecutive conference tournament championship this weekend. It is the second consecutive year for Coach Parr to receive the honor from his fellow conference coaches.

All-Conference First Team:
Alena Krutkina, Pfeiffer
Christina Rustscheff, Queens
Cora Berna, Coker
Alyssa Blanchard, Coker
Elena Mileva, Queens
Corin Hallman, Erskine

All-Conference Second Team:
Mika Goyette, Erskine
Mika Deane, Barton
Julia Moreira, Limestone
Tessa Rheault, Erskine
Marine Becker, Mount Olive
Francesca Ceppi, Mount Olive

All-Conference Third Team:
Patricia Guedes, Mount Olive
Taylor Lindsay, Pfeiffer
Kirstie Jenkins, Belmont Abbey
Abby O'Reilly, Erskine
Morgan Roberts, Queens

Women’s Eastern Division Regular Season Co-Champions
Mount Olive College & Queens University of Charlotte

Women’s Western Division Regular Season Champions
Erskine College

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