May 2, 2014
DENTON, Texas -The Mean Green tennis team capped off the 2014 season with its annual awards banquet. Head coach Sujay Lama honored members of the 2014 team for their hard work this season, Friday, May 2.
“This was a great way to end our season,” said Lama. “I am very proud of this team for the way they kept working and fighting all year long. Congratulations to all the award winners, they were very deseriving.”
Team captain Franziska Sprinkmeyer, received the Most Valuable Player award for her campaigns at the No. 5 singles position as well as the No. 1 doubles position assembling a 6-0 record with Kseniya Bardabush. The duo was named to the Conference USA all-conference first-team in doubles.
Sprinkmeyer also took the Academic Award, which is given to the team member with the best GPA, her 4.0 leads the team in the 2013-14 academic year.
Agustina Valenzuela was named Most Improved Player. Valenzuela, who primarily played at the No. 4 singles position, recorded an 8-4 singles at her spot.
Anastasiya Shestakova received the Player to Watch Award as a newcomer . Shestakova was named to the C-USA all-conference first-team in singles.
Alexis Thoma received the Catalina Cruz Spirit Award. The freshman was deemed as the player that gave off the most energy on the court for her teammates to feed off of and displayed the most positive energy both on and off the court.
Thoma also took home the Strength and Conditioning Award for her persistent work ethic throughout the season. Thoma assembled a 5-3 record at the No. 5 singles position.
The Mean Green wrapped up the 2014 season with an 11-11 record, reaching the semifinal round of the C-USA championships.
MVP – Franziska Sprinkmeyer
Academic Award – Franziska Sprinkmeyer
Most Improved Player – Agustina Valenzuela
Catalina Cruz Spirit Award—Alexis Thoma
Strength & Conditioning Award—Alexis Thoma
Player to Watch Award—Anastasiya Shestakova