Top two named all-league
The South Dakota State women's tennis team had its top two players named all-league after a third-place finish.
Magni posted a 9-7 record at the top spot, 4-2 in The Summit League and 12-11 overall. Magni was 7-2 in her last 10 matches and won her final six, tied for the longest season-ending streak on the team. She was named Summit League Women’s Tennis Player of the Week the final week, the third Jackrabbit women’s tennis player honored this season.
Magni finished the doubles season 11-3 overall, all at No. 3, good for the best winning percentage of any SDSU doubles team. The pair won its final three matches and was 7-3 in its last 10.
Davies, Summit League Newcomer of the Year, played 70 percent of her singles matches at No. 2 and finished the regular season 12-2 at the second spot. Davies was 16-4 overall, best on the team, and 4-1 in league matches. She was two-time Player of the Week in her freshman campaign and closed out the regular season on a four-match winning streak, 6-2 in her last 10.
Davies was a member of one of the top doubles teams in The Summit League and finished with a 15-6 overall record, all at the top spot, and 4-1 in league matches. The 15 wins were tops on the team. The duo won its final five matches and was 8-2 in its last 10.
Davies finished with the second-best Summit League singles record at No. 2, but also had the most wins at that position. The four league doubles wins were tied for second-most at any doubles position in the league.
It is the first time that a Jackrabbit was named Newcomer of the Year.
Complete women's all-league, as well as women's awards, are listed below.
The complete release is available on The Summit League website.
Laura Bouet, Kansas City
Eva Dalvai, Kansas City
Ffion Davies, South Dakota State
Caterina Kiefer, Fort Wayne
Anita Henestrosa, Fort Wayne
Kristine Lindal, Fort Wayne
Florencia Magni, South Dakota State
Bobbi Modesto, IUPUI
Theresa Neumeyr, Fort Wayne
Yamini Reddy, South Dakota
Miloslava Shustova, Fort Wayne
Dimitra Stavrianakou, Kansas City
Player of the Year: Anita Henestrosa, Fort Wayne
Newcomer of the Year: Ffion Davies, South Dakota State
Coach of the Year: Kendell Hale, Kansas City