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Yang Tabbed to the Big South Women's Tennis All-Academic Team

April 17, 2013
|  Rock Hill, S.C.
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Brittany Yang

Liberty women's tennis sophomore Brittany Yang was named to the Big South Conference's All-Academic team on Wednesday evening in Rock Hill, S.C., at the conference's annual year-end awards banquet. The 2013 Big South Women's Tennis Championship kicked off today with a pair of matches at the Winthrop Memorial Courts. The No. 4 seeded Lady Flames open the championship tomorrow versus No. 5 seed Coastal Carolina at 10 a.m.

This is the first Big South all-academic award for Yang. The Newnan, Ga. native produced a strong season on the court for the Lady Flames and also off the court in the classroom. Yang holds a 4.0 GPA as a graphic design major.

On the court, Yang and doubles partner Jessie Boda produced an outstanding season for Liberty head coach Jeff Maren. Yang and Boda posted a team-best doubles mark of 13-6, including a 7-2 record in Big South contests. The Lady Flames' duo finished tied for first in the conference among No. 2 pairs with their 13 victories.

In singles play, Yang tallied seven wins on the season. The sophomore notched a season-high winning streak of three matches from March 27-April 2. She delivered the clinching point in Liberty's 4-3 win at James Madison on April 2. Yang earned the first Big South Women's Tennis Player of the Week honor for the 2013 season on Jan. 29.

Erica White of Gardner-Webb was named the conference's player of the year, while Libby Scott of Coastal Carolina took home the freshman of the year award. Winthrop claimed the Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year award, with Giovanna Portioli garnering the honor. Eagles' head coach Cid Carvalho was tabbed the coach of the year after leading his team to the Big South regular-season championship and a perfect 9-0 ledger in conference clashes.

2013 Big South Conference Women's Tennis Award Winners

All-Academic Team
Lourdes Ros, Campbell
Zoe Hamel, UNC Asheville
Jenny Lunde, Gardner-Webb
Yvonne Hubler, Charleston Southern
Lindsay Krause, Presbyterian College
Brittany Yang, Liberty
Marta Pinyol, Longwood
Dominique De Wit, Coastal Carolina
Taylor Newman, Radford

Women's Tennis Flight Winners
No. 1 singles – Erica White, Gardner-Webb
No. 2 singles – Alice Garcia, Winthrop
No. 3 singles – Giovanna Portioli, Winthrop
                           Ericka Rivero, UNC Asheville
No. 4 singles – Alexandra Walters, Charleston Southern
No. 5 singles – Alia Nour, Charleston Southern
No. 6 singles – Tijana Uzelac, Winthrop

No. 1 doubles – Yasmine Alkema/Andressa Garcia, Winthrop
No. 2 doubles – Yvonne Hubler/Alexandra Walters, Charleston Southern
No. 3 doubles – Caitlin Cridland/Ekin Gunaysu, Winthrop
                            Dominique De Wit/Libby Scott, Coastal Carolina
                               
All-Conference Singles
Erica White, Gardner-Webb
Libby Scott, Coastal Carolina
Marketa Placha, Campbell
Alice Garcia, Winthrop
Yvonne Hubler, Charleston Southern
Yasmine Alkema, Winthrop
Andressa Garcia, Winthrop
Zoe Hamel, UNC Asheville
Giovanna Portioli, Winthrop

All-Conference Doubles
Erica White/Jenny Lunde, Gardner-Webb
Yvonne Hubler/Alexandra Walters, Charleston Southern
Alia Nour/Angelica Sidorenko, Charleston Southern
Karolina Chernaya/Tamara Stanic, Campbell

Player of the Year
Erica White, Gardner-Webb

Freshman of the Year
Libby Scott, Coastal Carolina

Scholar Athlete of the Year
Giovanna Portioli, Winthrop

Coach of the Year
Cid Carvalho, Winthrop