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Pate Receives Third Team All-CAA Singles Honors
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:04/21/2011
Courtesy: Photography/JMU Athletics Comm

NORFOLK, Va., April 21, 2011 - James Madison women's tennis junior Kinsey Pate (Matthews, N.C./Butler) received Third Team All-CAA accolades in singles on Thursday night at the Colonial Athletic Association banquet. This marks the second consecutive season she was placed on the Third Team.

Pate, who played the entire season at No. 1 singles, went 10-8 this spring, including wins in nine of her final 11 regular-season matches. The Dukes went 9-1 when Pate recorded a point as she helped JMU to an 11-8 record and the seven-seed in this weekend's CAA Women's Tennis Championship.

"I think it speaks volumes about her success at the number-one position on the team and her ability to compete against nationally-ranked players in the CAA," Head Coach Maria Malerba said.

Old Dominion senior Joanna Dobrowolska was named the CAA Player of the Year after going 17-5 this season and enters the tournament on a seven-match win streak. She also went 7-0 against other CAA opponents this spring.

Georgia State freshman Abigail Tere-Apisah earned Rookie of the Year honors after going 11-2 this year. She primarily played No. 2 singles and held a 9-1 record at that position, but also won two of three matches at the top spot.

Jenny Garrity, head coach at UNC Wilmington, was named Coach of the Year for the first time in her 11-year career at the helm of the Seahawks. She led UNCW to its ninth-straight winning season with a 21-4 overall record and 5-2 mark in the CAA.

The awards were presented Thursday night following the first round of the 2011 Virginia 529 College Savings Plan CAA Women's Tennis Championship. The tournament resumes Friday at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center on the campus of Old Dominion.


CAA Player of the Year: Joanna Dobrowolska, Old Dominion
CAA Rookie of the Year: Abigail Tere-Apisah, Georgia State
CAA Coach of the Year: Jenny Garrity, UNC Wilmington

First Team


Alex Bara, VCU Jr.  Oradea, Romania
Joanna Dobrowolska, Old Dominion Sr.  Warsaw, Poland
Christina Lee, UNC Wilmington Jr. Charlotte, N.C.
Marlen Mesgarzadeh, William & Mary  So. Hamburg, Germany
Abigail Tere-Apisah, Georgia State Fr. Port Moresby, Papau New Guinea
Kateryna Yergina, VCU Sr. Kiev, Ukraine


Alex Bara, VCU Jr.  Oradea, Romania
Kateryna Yergina, VCU Sr.  Kiev, Ukraine
Anik Cepeda, William & Mary So. College Station, Texas
Hope Johnson, William & Mary Fr. Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Maryna Kozachenko, Georgia State   Fr. Kiev, Ukraine
Abigail Tere-Apisah, Georgia State Fr. Port Moresby, Papau New Guinea

Second Team

Ana Bara, VCU Jr.  Oradea, Romania
Anik Cepeda, William & Mary So.  College Station, Texas
Josefin Hjertquist, VCU So. Spanga, Sweden
Diana Ivanova, Old Dominion So. Moscow, Russia
Tereza Lerova, Georgia State So. Ostrava-Bartovice, Czech Republic
Angie Sekely, UNC Wilmington   Fr. Mississauga, Ontario

Olga Blank, UNC Wilmington Fr.  Kfar Sava, Israel
Angie Sekely, UNC Wilmington Fr.  Mississauga, Ontario
Joanna Dobrowolska, Old Dominion   Sr. Warsaw, Poland
Melissa Esnal, Old Dominion Fr. San Sebastian, Spain
Jeltje Loomans, William & Mary Fr. Houten, The Netherlands
Lauren Sabacinski, William & Mary Sr. Plantation, Fla.

Third Team

Kelly Cameron, UNC Wilmington   Fr.  Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Megan Doran, Delaware Sr. Brigantine, N.J.
Katerine Gresova, Georgia State Sr. Havirov, Czech Republic
Elena Ivanova, Hofstra Fr. Moscow, Russia
Jeltje Loomans, William & Mary Fr. Houten, The Netherlands
Kinsey Pate, James Madison Jr. Matthews, N.C.

Ana Bara, VCU Jr.  Oradea, Romania
Josefin Hjertquist, VCU So. Spanga, Sweden
Katie Kargl, William & Mary Jr. Downers Grove, Ill.
Marlen Masgarzadeh, William & Mary   So.  Hamburg, Germany
Zeynep Mafa, Drexel Fr. Los Angeles, Calif.
Sonja Stosic, Drexel Jr. Belgrade, Serbia

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