Ornberg Lands @ASUNTennis Player of Year; Intert Earns Scholar-Athlete

Ornberg Lands @ASUNTennis Player of Year; Intert Earns Scholar-Athlete

 

All-Conference Team | All-Academic Team

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. 
- The ASUN Conference announced the Women's Tennis Postseason Awards on Thursday night at the 2018 ASUN Women's Tennis Championship awards banquet. Maja Ornberg became the Eagles' first-ever ASUN Player of the Year, while Lipscomb's Kateryna Popova collected ASUN Freshman of the Year accolades - the first-ever for the Bisons.

North Florida's Luise Intert landed the ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolade; the first-ever for the Ospreys. FGCU's Head Coach Courtney Vernon earns her third-straight ASUN Coach of the Year recognition after the Eagles grabbed their second-consecutive ASUN Regular Season title with a 6-0 record.

ASUN Women's Tennis Superlative Awards
Maja Ornberg, FGCU: A 14-3 record at No. 1 singles earned FGCU's Ornberg the first-ever ASUN Player of the Year honor in program history. The sophomore enters the ASUN Championship on a six-match win streak after going undefeated in league action. Ornberg also collects ASUN First Team All-Conference honors for the second-straight season.

Luise Intert, North Florida: A three-time All-Academic Team member, Intert boasts a 3.78 cumulative GPA as a Sport Management major. The ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Intert sits with a 12-3 record for the season playing mostly at No. 4 singles. With teammate Rafaela Gomez, the tandem owns a 14-4 overall mark in doubles action.

Kateryna Popova, Lipscomb: The Bisons' Popova finished her freshman regular season with a 16-2 record at No. 1/2 singles to earn ASUN Freshman of the Year. Popova also went an undefeated 6-0 in conference play, adding to her impressive freshman campaign. Additionally, she collects ASUN First Team All-Conference honors helping the Bisons to their highest ASUN Championship seeding in program history. 

Courtney Vernon, FGCU: Collecting her third-straight ASUN Coach of the Year accolade, Vernon guided FGCU to its second-straight ASUN Regular Season title with a 6-0 mark in conference play. Overall, the Eagles finished the regular season with a 10-7 mark.

The 2018 ASUN Women's Tennis Championship begins on Friday, Apr. 20th on the campus of North Florida at 2:30 PM ET. No. 4 Stetson takes on No. 5 Kennesaw State and No. 3 Lipscomb faces No. 6 NJIT at 5 PM ET. FGCU and No. 2 North Florida received first-round byes.

  

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