Nelms Wins Conference Carolinas Player of the Year, Petitpas and Woerner Receive Second Team Honors

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Sean Meyers Photography

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Conference Carolinas announced its 2017 tennis award winners Thursday evening and Pfeiffer senior Olivia Nelms was named Conference Women's Player of the Year as well as first team singles. Seniors Mylene Petitpas and Alex Woerner were also awarded as second team singles all-conference.

Nelms (Chesterfield, England), was magnificent for Pfeiffer this season, compiling a 14-2 overall record with a 10-1 mark against conference competition while exclusively at the No. 1 singles position. All 14 of her wins came in two sets or less.

Nelms bookends her illustrious career with her second player of the year award after receiving the honor as a freshman in 2014. In her four resounding years of success with the Falcons, she put together a 65-7 (39-2) overall record. Nelms earned first team all-conference honors every year on campus.

Petitpas (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) also concludes what has been a tremendous four-year career with Pfeiffer. In 2017, she went 12-4 (8-3) at the No. 2 singles position, bringing her overall record to 53-17 (28-9), which includes an undefeated conference mark (9-0) as a sophomore in 2015. Petitpas was named third team all-conference that season.

Woerner (Stuttgart, Germany) was strong in his final go-round for the Falcons, recording a 9-8 (6-4) record predominantly at the top singles position. He and teammate Raul Ruiz were an electric duo, finishing 13-4 while spending most of their time at No. 2 doubles. With 46 career wins in singles and a 24-12 record in Conference Carolinas, Woerner now owns a pair of second team honors in addition to his third team award as a freshman in 2014.

 

WOMEN's TENNIS


1st Team Singles All Conference

Vanessa Sanoja-Alvarez, Barton

Olivia Nelms, Pfeiffer

Julie Gonzalez, Mount Olive

Camille Haus, Limestone

Alejandra Hernandez, Mount Olive

Aimee Dorley, Southern Wesleyan


2nd Team Singles All Conference

Marissa Stevenson, Barton

Fernanda de Lucca, North Greenville

Gabriela van Ooststroom, Limestone

Mylene Petitpas, Pfeiffer

Alexandra Boulbin, Limestone

Stella DiMichele, Mount Olive


All Conference Doubles Team

Hannah Hopkins, Limestone

Camille Haus, Limestone

Stella DiMichele, Mount Olive

Alexandra Boulbin, Limestone

Julie Gonzalez, Mount Olive

Gabriela van Ooststroom, Limestone


Freshman of the Year

Camille Haus, Limestone


Player of the Year

Olivia Nelms, Pfeiffer


Coach of the Year

Alan Ferguson, Limestone

 

MEN's TENNIS


1st Team Singles All Conference

Stefano Soares, Limestone

Martin Moser, Mount Olive

Federico Garnier, Limestone

Sjors Van Eck, North Greenville

George Barfoot, Belmont Abbey

Jose Cortijos, Mount Olive


2nd Team Singles All Conference

James Delaney, Belmont Abbey

Martim Sousa, Mount Olive

Jake McCartney, Barton

Zachary Blythe, Belmont Abbey

Axel Woerner, Pfeiffer

Ogulcan Deniz, Mount Olive


All Conference Doubles Team

Federico Garnier, Limestone

Moritz Poswiat, King

Jose Cortijos, Mount Olive

Lennard Neumann, King

Stefano Soares, Limestone

Martim Sousa, Mount Olive


Freshman of the Year

Federico Garnier, Limestone


Player of the Year

Federico Garnier, Limestone


Coach of the Year

Kevin Coghill, Mount Olive