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Crist and Dollar Land on Big South All-Conference Singles Team

April 19, 2017
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Liberty women's tennis players Evangeline Crist and Anna Dollar were both picked to the Big South Conference Second Team All-Conference Singles list in the league's release of award winners, Wednesday afternoon.

Crist, a Big South First Team All-Conference Singles team selection in 2016, makes her second appearance on the all-conference squad in as many years. The Lilburn, Ga., native has 12 wins to her credit, this spring.

Crist went 5-2 in Big South singles play and perhaps her biggest win was a come-from-behind three-setter (1-6, 6-4, 6-4) in the No. 2 singles flight over Charleston Southern's Nicolin Luecke, helping Liberty to victory over the Bucs and clinching a share of the Big South Conference regular-season title.

Crist has 16 singles wins this season, including fall competition, and is third in program history with 66 singles victories in a Liberty uniform. The junior has also collected 18 doubles triumphs this season and is tied for third in program history with 73 doubles wins.

Crist is the fourth Lady Flame to make multiple appearance on the all-conference singles team during her career.

Dollar, a Big South Second Team All-Conference Doubles team selection in 2016, has elevated her singles play this season with 13 victories in the spring, including an 8-2 mark in the No. 3 spot in the lineup (.800 winning percentage, second in Big South for No. 3 singles flight). The sophomore posted a 6-1 mark in Big South singles competition, helping the Lady Flames (7-1 Big South) to a share of the conference's regular-season crown for a second consecutive season.

A native of Lancaster, Pa., Dollar possesses 15 total singles wins and has won seven of her last 10 matches heading into the Big South Women's Tennis Championship. She also owns a team-best 19 doubles victories during her sophomore campaign.

This is the fourth time in program history that multiple Lady Flames have earned all-conference for singles, including the second season in a row.

Liberty women's tennis senior Emily Groeneveld earned a spot on the Big South All-Academic team. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native owns a 3.95 GPA so far at the graduate level and is obtaining her master's degree in human services counseling: crisis response & trauma. She posted a 3.92 undergrad GPA and completed a bachelor's degree in communications with emphasis on psychology and family and child development in the spring of 2016.

Winthrop sophomore Lauren Proctor was selected as the Big South Women's Tennis Player of the Year. Teammate Alisa Soloveva was voted the Big South Women's Tennis Freshman of the Year, while Charleston Southern's Mike Baker was tabbed the Big Women's Tennis Coach of the Year. Charleston Southern senior Nicolin Luecke was chosen as the Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year for a second straight season.

Liberty Women's Tennis Head Coach Jeff Maren's Lady Flames, who are the No. 3 seed for the 2017 Big South Women's Tennis Championship, will play a quarterfinal match against No. 6 seed Campbell, Friday at noon at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C.

2017 Big South Conference Women's Tennis All-Conference and Award Winners
First Team All-Conference Singles
Lauren Proctor, Soph., Winthrop
Alexandra Andrivot, Jr., Campbell
Sophie Cloessner, Jr., Charleston Southern
Alisa Soloveva, Fr., Winthrop
Megan Kauffman, Soph., Winthrop
Sandra Bolstad, Soph., Gardner-Webb
Tracy Johnson, Soph., Presbyterian College
Drousile Dzeubou, Fr., Radford

First Team All-Conference Doubles
Lauren Proctor/Megan Kauffman, Winthrop
Caitlin Cridland/Alisa Soloveva, Winthrop
Hannah Francisco/Kylee Shipley, UNC Asheville
Mi'Kola Cooper/Valeria Koussenkova, Charleston Southern

Second Team All-Conference Singles
Evangeline Crist, Jr., Liberty
Valeria Koussenkova, Sr., Charleston Southern
Nicolin Luecke, Sr., Charleston Southern
Anna Dollar, Soph., Liberty
Daniela Naupari, Fr., Gardner-Webb
Kylee Shipley, Soph., UNC Asheville
Caitlin Cridland, Sr., Winthrop
Kimberly Koerner, Soph., Charleston Southern

Second Team All-Conference Doubles
Nicolin Luecke/Sophie Cloessner, Charleston Southern
Alexandra Andrivot/Isabel Boada, Campbell
Natalie Sayer/Meili Martin, Radford
Catherine White/Sarah Rieckmann, Gardner-Webb

All-Academic Team
Isabel Boada, Soph., Campbell
Nicolin Luecke, Sr., Charleston Southern
Catherine White, Sr., Gardner-Webb
Emily Groeneveld, Gr., Liberty
Anna Pelak, Sr., Longwood
Tracy Johnson, Soph., Presbyterian College
Natalie Sayer, Jr., Radford
Hunter Hall, Sr., UNC Asheville
Caitlin Cridland, Sr., Winthrop

Player of the Year
Lauren Proctor, Soph., Winthrop

Freshman of the Year
Alisa Soloveva, Winthrop

Coach of the Year
Mike Baker, Charleston Southern

Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Nicolin Luecke, Sr., Charleston Southern