Women's tennis wins second straight HVWAC crown
FLUSHING, NY – In a dominant performance producing the eight of the nine flight champions, regular season champions Pratt Institute captured its second straight tournament title at the 2012 Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference Tennis Championships held Saturday afternoon at the USTA Billy Jean King National Tennis Center.
The Cannoneers improved upon their three-point victory over Sarah Lawrence College at last year's championship collecting 26 of the maxiumum 27 points for an 11-point victory, the Gryphons earning tournament runner-up honors once again.
After falling in a tiebreak in last year's No. 5 singles title match, sophomore Sophie Frost rebounded this season as the team's leader and dropped only three games in the tournament en route to the overall individual singles title defeating the College of New Rochelle's Deanna Tozzo, a three-time Rookie of the Week, 8-2 in the championship.
The duo of Lane Garber and Sarah Fiordaliso from Sarah Lawrence secured the No. 3 doubles title, the only flight not captured by the Cannoneers.
Rounding out the team scoring was the College of New Rochelle in third place, followed by St. Joseph's College and Vaughn College.
Vaughn College head coach Laszlo Jurak was selected by his peers as 2012 Coach of the Year.
2012 HVWAC Tennis Championships
October 27, 2012
at USTA Billy Jean King National Tennis Center
Champions - Pratt Institute (26 points)
2nd Place - Sarah Lawrence College (15 points)
3rd Place - The College of New Rochelle (7 points)
4th Place - St. Joseph's College (3 points)
5th Place - Vaughn College (0 points
Individual Flight Champions
#1 Singles - Sophie Frost (Pratt Institute)
#2 Singles - Sarah Conant (Pratt Institute)
#3 Singles - Rachel Caires (Pratt Institute)
#4 Singles - Alexa Trembly (Pratt Institute)
#5 Singles - Whitney Mills (Pratt Institute)
#6 Singles - Julie Finn (Pratt Institute)
#1 Doubles - Alexa Trembly/Sarah Conant (Pratt Institute)
#2 Doubles - Carson Stanch/Gabrielle Guerra (Pratt Institute)
#3 Doubles - Lane Garber/Sarah Fiordaliso (Sarah Lawrence)
2012 All-Conference Team
Estefania Collazos - Vaughn College
Sarah Conant - Pratt institute
Maddy Dessanti - Sarah Lawrence College
Sophie Frost - Pratt Institute
Nora Landes - Sarah Lawrence College
Victoria LoBosco - St. Joseph's College
Jhanelle Mullings - The College of New Rochelle
Deanna Tozzo - The College of New Rochelle
Alexa Trembly - Pratt Institute
Coach of the Year
Laszlo Jurak - Vaughn College
(Courtesy: HVWAC Sports Information)