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Yang and Khval Garner VaSID Honors

June 22, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Yang and Khval Garner VaSID Honors

Following the most successful season in program history, Brittany Yang and Maria Khval were named to the VaSID All-State doubles first team, as announced this afternoon. Yang and Khval helped guide the Lady Flames to a 19-5 record, setting the mark for the most wins in a single season.

The tandem paired up to finish 18-5 in doubles play in the spring, competing from the No. 1 doubles slot all season long. In addition, the dynamic duo finished 8-1 in conference action, helping Yang and Khval capture a spot on the Big South All-Conference doubles squad. Yang and Khval were also named the No. 1 Big South doubles flight winners.

Yang finished the season with 23 doubles wins, including fall competition, ranking fourth in program history for the most doubles wins in a single season. Khval finished with 25 doubles wins throughout the 2014-15 season, ranking third in a single season. Yang and Khval recorded 21 wins throughout the fall and spring, marking the second most doubles wins in a single season in program history.

Yang also performed off the court as well, earning a spot on the Big South All-Academic team for the third consecutive year. The Georgia native was also named this year's Big South Conference Women's Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Player of the Year
Julia Elbaba – Virginia

Coach of the Year
Mark Guilbeau – Virginia

Rookie of the Year
Borislava Botusharova – Old Dominion

VaSID All-State First Team
Doubles
Jeltje Loomans/Leeza Nemchinov – William & Mary
Brittany Yang/Maria Khval - Liberty
Taylor Pinchoff/Alex Huie – James Madison

Singles
Danielle Collins – Virginia
Julia Elbaba – Virginia
Jeltje Loomans – William & Mary
Leeza Nemchinov – William & Mary
Cindy Chala – VCU
Stephanie Nauta – Virginia

VaSID All-State Second Team
Doubles

Julia Elbaba/Skylar Morton – Virginia
Salome Kvitashvili/Cindy Chala – VCU
Cassie Mercer/Skylar Morton – Virginia

Singles
Borislava Botusharova – Old Dominion
Maci Epstein – Virginia
Ingrid Vojcinakova – Old Dominion
Olivia Thaler – William & Mary
Francesca Fusinato – Virginia Tech
Skylar Morton – Virginia