Four Lady Techsters Earn All-WAC Honors

Senior Vivian ten Dolle earned second team All-WAC honors for the second time in her career
Senior Vivian ten Dolle earned second team All-WAC honors for the second time in her career

April 26, 2013

DENVER, Colo. - The Louisiana Tech tennis team has had a banner year under first year head coach Freddy Gomez, and it showed at the 2013 Western Athletic Conference banquet as four Lady Techsters earned All-WAC honors, including Joanna Nalborska who was also named WAC Freshman of the Year.

A native of Warsaw, Poland, Nalborska joined LA Tech in early March with the team already five matches into the season and has helped lead the Techsters to wins in 13 of their last 14 matches.

Nalborska was named first team All-WAC in singles at the No. 2 spot after going 11-1 overall during the season and a perfect 7-0 during WAC play.

She was also chosen to the first team All-WAC in doubles along with her freshman partner Alexandra Starkova who came to LA Tech at the same time as Nalborska, and has been equally as crucial in guiding the team to one of its best seasons in program history.

The doubles tandem teamed up to go a program record-setting 12-0 mark at the No. 2 position.

A third freshman, Manoela Chiacchio, also garnered All-WAC honors.

Chiacchio, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, was named to the second team at the No. 6 spot in singles where she went 6-0 and currently has a team-high 10-match winning streak.

With two-thirds of the squad being first-year players, the one constant in the program has been Vivian ten Dolle who was selected to the second team in singles at the No. 3 position.

Ten Dolle went 12-4 overall this season, including 5-1 record in conference play.

This was the second honor for the four-year senior who has 45 career dual match wins, the fourth most in LA Tech history.

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First Team All-WAC Singles (by position)

No. 1 Klaudia Boczova, San Jose State

No. 2 Joanna Nalborska, Louisiana Tech

No. 3 Emma Isberg, Denver

No. 4 Elizabeth Thoms, UT Arlington

No. 5 Kathryn Hughes, Denver

No. 6 Steffi Rath, Denver

First Team All-WAC Doubles (by position)

No. 1 Victoria Lozano/Almudena Sanz.

No. 2 Joanna Nalborska/Alexandra Starkova

No. 3 Chau Truong/Julianna Bacelar

Second Team All-WAC Singles (by position)

No. 1 Sophia Bergner, Denver

No. 2 Sabastiani Leon Chao, San Jose State

No. 3 Vivian ten Dolle, Louisiana Tech

No. 4 Mandy van den Eerenbeemt, Denver

No. 5 Juilanna Bacelar, San Jose State

No. 6 Manoela Chiacchio, Louisiana Tech

Second Team All-WAC Doubles (by position)

No. 1 Sabastiani Leon Chao/Erica Medlin

No. 2 Klaudia Boczova/Jessica Willett

No. 3 Caroline Schnell/Kathryn Hughes

WAC Player of the Year: Klaudia Boczova, San Jose State

WAC Freshman of the Year: Joanna Nalborska, Louisiana Tech

WAC Coach of the Year: Jeremy Wurtzman, Denver