June 8, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--The Arizona women's tennis team had five of its roster named to the 2010 Pac-10 All-Academic teams, which were announced today by Commissioner Larry Scott. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.
Sarah Landsman, hailing from Syosset, New York, was the lone Wildcat named to the First Team. Landsman spent most of the spring schedule playing in the No. 2 position, and took a 10-match win streak to start off. The sophomore is currently ranked at No. 113 in the final ITA singles rankings.
Honored on the Second Team list was Nottingham, England native, Natasha Marks. The Pre-business major led the team from the No. 1 position. Marks finished off dual match play with an 11-10 record. In dual match doubles, Marks finished with a 14-8 record.
Sophomore Debora Castany, junior Jane Huh, and senior Claire Rietsch were all named to the honorable mention list for 2010. Castany finished off with a 7-9 record in dual singles, and a 4-4 record in dual doubles. Huh started off the spring season going 3-2 in her first five doubles matches, paired with senior Ariane Masschelein. Rietsch floated through positions three through five in her final season as a Wildcat, finishing with 13 wins and 8 losses.
Pac-10 Women's Tennis All-Academic Teams
First Team Yr. GPA Major
Joyce Ardies, WASH Sr. 3.58 Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership Master's
Michelle Brycki, ASU So. 3.86 Journalism & Mass Communication
Venise Chan, WASH Jr. 3.65 Business Administration
Elisabeth Fournier, WSU So. 3.89 Economics
Jana Juricova, CAL So. 3.73 Undeclared
Sarah Landsman, ARIZ So. 3.60 Psychology
Kelcy McKenna, ASU Jr. 3.81 Elementary Education
Andrea Remynse, UCLA Jr. 3.56 Political science
Second Team Yr. GPA Major
Jessica Gomez, WSU Jr. 3.49 Business Administration
Micaela Hein, ASU Jr. 3.55 Communication
Aleksandra Malovic, WASH Sr. 3.54 Sociology
Natasha Marks, ARIZ So. 3.46 Pre-Business
Carolyn McVeigh, STAN Jr. 3.53 Political Science
Marina Nicolas, WSU Jr. 3.50 Civil Engineering
Alison Ramos, USC So. 3.41 Kinesiology
Pavlina Smatova, ORE Jr. 3.55 International Studies
Pac-10 Women's Tennis Academic Honorable Mention: Nadia Abdala, Sr., ASU; Mari Anderson, Jr., CAL; Cristala Andrews, Jr., USC; Hilary Barte, Jr., STAN; Ashlee Brown, Jr., ASU; Lindsay Burdette, Sr., STAN; Debora Castany, So., ARIZ; Marina Cossou, Jr., CAL; Trudie du Toit, So., ORE; Denise Dy, So., WASH; Leyla Entekhabi, Jr., USC; Jane Huh, Jr., ARIZ; Lyndsay Kinstler, Jr., USC; Nina Pantic, So., UCLA; Claire Rietsch, Sr., ARIZ; Sianna Simmons, So., ASU.