Environmental science

Women’s Tennis Earns All-Conference Honors

CHARLOTTE, NC- The Longwood women’s tennis team earned a pair of Big South All-Conference postseason awards, the conference announced on Thursday.

in doubles, Emma Nurgazieva other Karina Rizvanova were named All-Big South Second Team as a doubles pairing, a program first since joining the Big South.

In addition, Nina Hederich was named to the All-Academic Team.

The pairing of Nurgazieva and Rizvanova were potent for the Lancers all season in doubles. The senior and the freshman combined to go 8-7 overall and 4-1 in the Big South. They played 14 of their 15 doubles matches at No. 1 and went 8-6 in those matches.

Nurgazieva added nine singles wins and went 9-9, with the senior playing 17 of her 18 matches at No. 1 single. She won three matches in Big South play. Meanwhile, Rizvanova added six singles wins while playing primarily at No. 2 singles.

Hederich posted a 4.0 cumulative GPA to earn her All-Academic nod. The sophomore is majoring in environmental science and is a member of the Cormier Honors College at Longwood. She has already conducted independent research for the Longwood Environmental Observatory and has been selected for a prestigious internship with LSU and the United States Geological Services.

The Lancers wrapped up their season with a sweep of North Carolina Central and went 8-13 overall. The team features a wealth of youth, with six underclassmen on the eight-person roster.

2022 Big South Conference Women’s Tennis Award Winners

First Team All Conference Singles

Teodora Ristic, Gardner-Webb
Salma Loudili, Radford
Marissa Pennings, Campbell
Luiza Fullana, Charleston Southern
Ami Grace Dougah, UNC Asheville
Lize Alet Morkel, UNC Asheville
Mialy Ranaivo, Campbell
Manon Delsol, Gardner-Webb

First Team All Conference Doubles
Luiza Fullana / Laura Marti, Charleston Southern
Rhona Cook / Mialy Ranaivo, Campbell
Teodora Ristic / Maria Jardim, Gardner-Webb
Rosie Dickson / Ami Grace Dougah, UNC Asheville

Second Team All Conference Singles
Madalina Man, Charleston Southern
Claudia Sanchez, Presbyterian College
Sandra Gines, Campbell
Laura Marti, Charleston Southern
Linge Steenkamp, ​​UNC Asheville
Jessica Leeman, Presbyterian College
Malin Falk, Radford
Noa Boyd, Charleston Southern (tie)
Rhona Cook, Campbell (tie)

Second Team All Conference Doubles
Madalina Man / Khyana Singh, Charleston Southern
Malin Falk / Salma Loudili, Radford
Ari Siegel / Linge Steenkamp, ​​UNC Asheville
Noa Boyd / Amila Jusufbegovic, Charleston Southern (tie)
Emma Nurgazieva / Karina RizvanovaLongwood (tie)

All Academic Team
Rhona Cook, Campbell
Tiffany Pyritz, Charleston Southern
Maria Jardim, Gardner-Webb
Victoria Ljungman, Hampton
Nina HederichLongwood
Marlene Estenssoro Pineda, North Carolina A&T
Jessica Leeman, Presbyterian
Malin Falk, Radford
Lize Alet Morkel, UNC Asheville

player of the year
Teodora Ristic, Gardner-Webb

Freshman of the Year
Marissa Pennings, Campbell

coach of the year
Anca Dumitrescu, Charleston Southern

Scholar Athlete of the Year
Lize Alet Morkel, UNC Asheville


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