Southern University’s Wiltz named 2010 Women’s Player of the Year in tennis

ALEXANDRIA, LA – With the 2010 Tennis Championships getting underway on Friday, the Southwestern Athletic Conference officially announced its All-Conference teams for the men’s and women’s tennis season.

Southern’s Megan Wiltz was named the 2010 Women’s Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. From her #1 singles position, Wiltz posted a 4-1 record in conference play while helping her team to an undefeated 8-0 season in the SWAC.

Also from Southern, newcomer Demetria Woods was named the 2010 Freshman of the Year. Woods registered a perfect 6-0 record this season, playing at the #4, #5, and #6 singles positions. Woods was also one-half of the Lady Jaguars’ #3 doubles team that went 8-0.

For the men it was Alabama State’s Denys Alyeksyeyev garnering the 2010 Player of the Year honor. Alyeksyeyev was a perfect 5-0 from his #1 singles position and helped the Hornets clinch a tournament spot for the first time since 2008.

Jimmy Yates of Prairie View A&M was named the 2010 Freshman of the Year for the men. Yates recorded a 4-0 slate at the #6 slot for the Panthers and was part of the PV #1 doubles squad that went 4-1.

The complete list of honorees is below.

2010 SWAC Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Year

Southern – Demetria Woods

2010 SWAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year

Southern – Megan Wiltz

2010 First-Team Doubles All-SWAC

Jackson State – Paulina Vargas & Victoria Guevez

Southern – Carlista Mohammed & Jo’Vonna Gaines

Southern – Demetria Woods & Janelle Mosley

First-Team Singles All-SWAC

Alcorn State – Arielle Buchman

Alcorn State – Katherine Hoepelman

Southern – Carlista Mohammed

Southern – Kathryn Curtis

Southern – Demetria Woods

Southern – Jo’Vonna Gaines

2010 Second-Team Doubles All-SWAC

Alcorn State – Arielle Buchman & Katherine Hoepelman

Jackson State – Angela Rose & Britney Shy

Jackson State – Geneva Warren & Valentina Prado

Second –Team Singles All-SWAC

Southern – Megan Wiltz

Southern – Janelle Mosley

Jackson State – Paulina Vargas

Alabama A&M – Brittany Jelks

Alcorn State – Claudia Gonzales

Jackson State – Valentina Prado

2010 SWAC Men’s Tennis Freshman of the Year

Prairie View A&M – Jimmy Yates

2010 SWAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year

Alabama State – Denys Alyeksyeyev

2010 First-Team Doubles All-SWAC

Grambling State – Nicolas Rufyikiri & Ceron Rolle

Arkansas-Pine Bluff – Hugo Gomez & Eduardo Luque

Prairie View A&M – Christopher Jordan & Jose Garcia

First Team Singles All-SWAC

Alabama State – Denys Alyeksyeyev

Jackson State – Vishesh Bhatia

Alcorn State – Diego Gonsalvez

Jackson State – Sergio Salinas

Prairie View A&M – Kristen Powell

Alcorn State – Pushpendra Rajpurohit

2010 Second-Team Doubles All-SWAC

Alcorn State – Anton Krutkin & Alexandor Lidzar

Prairie View A&M – Kudakwashe Nyatoti & Ronald Chidzikwe

Alcorn State – Winfried Weinbeer & Pushpendra Rajpurohit

Second-Team Singles All-SWAC

Grambling State – Nicolas Rufyikiri

Alcorn State – Alexandor Lidzar

Jackson State – Navaneetha Bhaskaran

Arkansas-Pine Bluff – Bruno Hurtado

Alcorn State – Yanick Shearron-Hawkins

Prairie View A&M – Jimmy Yates

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