Harris, Coon claim All-State women's tennis honors

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Fredericksburg, Va. -- Two University of Lynchburg women's tennis players landed spots on the Virginia Sports Information Directors' College Division All-State teams, VaSID announced Tuesday.

Junior Christina Harris (Falls Church, Va.) earned first-team singles honors for the third-straight season, and senior Reagan Coon (Churchville, Va.) joined the second team for the first time in her career.

Harris, who Lynchburg's first-ever Old Dominion Athletic Conference's player of the year award in women's tennis this past season, went 20-2 on the year and 15-1 in dual matches, all at the top singles flight. She broke Lynchburg's single-season and career victories records on the year and became the second Hornet ever to be ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's national rankings.

Coon was a second-team All-ODAC honoree who went a perfect 15-0 in dual play between flights No. 5 and 6. She finished her career seventh on the program's all-time singles wins list with 36.

The pair helped Lynchburg to its most successful women's tennis season in program history, going 18-3 and reaching the ODAC championship match for the first time.

Averett's Heidi Sarkkinen claimed All-State player of the year honors for the second-straight season, while Washington and Lee's Georgia Wright was named the top rookie. Mary Washington coach Art Canizares earned the All-State coach of the year award.

 

2019 VaSID Women's Tennis College Division All-State Teams


Player of the Year:
Heidi Sarkkinen, Averett University

Rookie of the Year: Georgia Wright, Washington and Lee University

Coach of the Year: Art Canizares, University of Mary Washington

FIRST TEAM                                                                   

Doubles                                                                                              

Heidi Sarkkinen/Eleanor Crane, Averett University

Johanna Ranta-aho/Olivia Reed, Christopher Newport University

Rachel Summers/Lauren Quinn, University of Mary Washington                                       

Singles                                                                                                

Liza Akimenko, University of Virginia-Wise

Christina Harris, University of Lynchburg

Keyu Jin, Randolph College

Johanna Ranta-aho, Christopher Newport University

Heidi Sarkkinen, Averett University

Rachel Summers, University of Mary Washington                                                                 

SECOND TEAM                                                            

Doubles                                                                                              

Stephanie Yeager/Morgan Fuqua, Randolph-Macon College

Georgia Wright/Taylor Garcia, Washington and Lee University

Anna Kreynin/Mary Hampton McNeal, Washington and Lee University                                        

Singles                                                                                                

Landon Aud, Randolph-Macon College

Claire Coleman, University of Mary Washington

Reagan Coon, University of Lynchburg

Rachel Cooper, University of Mary Washington

Eleanor Crane, Averett University

Taylor Garcia, Washington and Lee University

Lauren Quinn, University of Mary Washington

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4 at No. 1 Va. Wesleyan
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7 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
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5 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
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10 No. 18 Emory
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