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2019 SUNYAC Women's Tennis Annual Awards Announced

2019 SUNYAC Women's Tennis Annual Awards Announced

CORTLAND, N.Y. - The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women's tennis coaches have voted on the 2019 top tennis awards which include the Peter J. Cahill MVP, Doubles Team of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, and the All-Conference teams.

Peter J. Cahill Most Valueable Player: Trinity Chow, New Paltz

Trinity Chow (Glen Cove, N.Y.) put together a singles record of 8-1 overall and 6-0 in the conference to earn the Peter J. Cahill MVP award for the second year in a row. Chow dominated at No. 1 singles giving up just four our of 76 sets to her opponents in six straight matches. 

Doubles Team of the Year: Trinity Chow and Laura Koob, New Paltz

Chow and Laura Koob (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) led New Paltz at first doubles. They produced a 9-1 overall record and 5-0 in conference play with their only loss coming from RPI by only one point, 7-8. In most of their matchups they defeated their opponents flawlessly not giving up any points in five of seven matches. 

Rookie of the Year: Onalee Batcheller, New Paltz

Onalee Batcheller (Westhampton Beach, N.Y.) went 10-2 in singles overall in the 2019 regular season and 11-3 in doubles. Batcheller won 14 conference matches between singles and doubles to help New Paltz finish conference play ranked No. 1. She pulled out three shutouts this season, one in singles play and the other two in doubles. Batcheller played a majority of her singles matches at No. 5 and doubles was primarily played at No. 3.

Coach of the Year: Rob Bruley, New Paltz

Rob Bruley has led the New Paltz tennis program to contined success for nearly two decades. As head coach, Bruley has placed first or second in the SUNYAC Championship for 18 consecutive years including this year's SUNYAC title win. Bruley has coached now eight athletes into earning the Peter J. Cahill MVP Award, including back-to-back recipient Trinity Chow. Bruley coached his team to a regular season record of 7-1 and added two more wins in the SUNYAC championship. The Hawks will compete in the NCAA DIII women's tennis tournament in May.

2019 SUNYAC Women's Tennis All-Conference Teams (PDF)

First Team 
Name, School Yr.   Hometown/High School
Caroline Stewart, Brockport Fr. Singles Norwich, N.Y. / Norwich
Abigail Madigan, Cortland Fr. Singles Endicott / Union-Endicott
Anna Chiacchia, Fredonia Sr.  Singles Hamburg, N.Y. / Hamburg
Natalia Krol, Geneseo So. Singles Greenvale, N.Y. / Roslyn
Trinity Chow, New Paltz So. Singles Glen Cove, N.Y. / Glen Cove
Laura Koob, New Paltz So. Singles Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Roy C. Ketcham
Olivia Fraser, Oneonta So. Singles Queensbury, N.Y. / Queensbury
Rukshana Abdeen, Plattsburgh Jr. Singles Colombo, Sri Lanka / Colombo International School
 
Trinity Chow, New Paltz So. Doubles Team Glen Cove, N.Y. / Glen Cove
Laura Koob, New Paltz So. Doubles Team Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Roy C. Ketcham
 
Olivia Fraser, Oneonta So. Doubles Team Queensbury, N.Y. / Queensbury
Rebecca Macdonald, Oneonta So. Doubles Team Brooklyn, N.Y. / Leon M. Goldstein
 
Rukshana Abdeen, Plattsburgh Jr. Doubles Team Colombo, Sri Lanka / Colombo International School
Sarah Hoeffner, Plattsburgh So. Doubles Team Montgomery, N.Y. / Valley Central
 
Second Team
Name, School Yr.    Hometown/High School
Sam Montague, Geneseo Sr.  Singles Glenville, N.Y. / Scotia-Glenville
Onalee Batcheller, New Paltz Fr. Singles Westhampton Beach, N.Y. / Westhampton Beach
Alex Chimenti, New Paltz So. Singles Smithtown, N.Y. / Smithtown West
Jenna Grandville, New Paltz Jr. Singles Tappan, N.Y. / Tappan Zee
Victoria Zezula, New Paltz Sr.  Singles Ridgewood, N.Y. / The Mary Louis Academy
 
Sarah Bunk, Fredonia Jr. Doubles Team Sayville, N.Y. / Sayville
Mikayla Johnson, Fredonia So. Doubles Team Lakewood, N.Y. / Southwestern
 
Sam Montague, Geneseo Sr.  Doubles Team Glenville, N.Y. / Scotia-Glenville
Dana Sorrentino, Geneseo Jr.  Doubles Team Orangeburg, N.Y. / Pearl River
 
Jenna Grandville, New Paltz Jr. Doubles Team Tappan, N.Y. / Tappan Zee
Victoria Zezula, New Paltz Sr.  Doubles Team Ridgewood, N.Y. / The Mary Louis Academy
       
Coach of the Year: Rob Bruley, New Paltz
Peter J. Cahill MVP: Trinity Chow, New Paltz
Doubles Team of the Year: Trinity Chow / Laura Koob, New Paltz
Rookie of the Year: Onalee Batcheller, New Paltz

 

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