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Women’s Tennis Garners Three All-Conference Selections

Sophomore Katya Medianik earns first-team singles; pair of freshmen on 2nd team

May 3, 2013

Women’s Tennis Garners Three All-Conference Selections

America East Release

Cambridge, Mass—Three Binghamton University women’s tennis players were named to the all-conference squad as announced by the America East on Friday morning. Sophomore Katya Medianik was a first-team singles player, while freshmen Sara Kohtz and Alexis Tashiro rounded out the second-team for BU. Conference champions Stony Brook swept the major awards, winning Player of the Year (Nini Lagvilava), Rookie of the Year (Jackie Altansarnai) and Coaching Staff of the Year.

“I’m very happy for all three of our girls for making the all-conference team,” head coach Libby McGovern said. “It’s an awesome honor and shows just how impressed coaches around the league felt of their play. Having not one, but three underclassmen on this list just shows how bright our future can be and I am definitely looking forward to watching us grow as a program.”

Medianik, a sophomore from Brooklyn, NY played atop the Bearcats lineup all season for third-year head coach Libby McGovern. As a team leader, Medianik won three dual matches at singles this 2013 campaign, two coming against Hartford and UMBC’s top singles player. She has 18 career singles wins over her short career and was recently named team MVP at the annual Varsity Awards Banquet.

Kohtz performed solidly in her first season with BU by way of Chicago, Illinois. She won a team-best 14 singles matches, including a record of 10-8 in dual matches. She went a combined 10-4 from the second and third singles positions, claiming four straight wins to close out her freshman season at third singles.

Tashiro played anywhere from 2-4 in BU’s singles lineup this season; performing exceedingly well as a newcomer. The Jamaica, NY native carried a record of 6-14 in dual play this season. Her best play came at second singles where she had a 3-7 mark this spring. In a 4-0 win over Hartford in the America East Quarterfinals, Tashiro won on both the singles and doubles court to secure the Bearcats their 12th straight trip to the conference semis.


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