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2019 SEC Women's Tennis Awards announced

61 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Russell James | Texas A&M Athletics

Birmingham, Ala. - The 2019 women's tennis first and second team All-SEC, All-Freshman team, and the yearly awards have been announced by the conference office.

South Carolina's Kevin Epley was named SEC Coach of the Year. South Carolina is currently 20-3 overall and ended the conference season 12-1. The team won the SEC Tournament on Sunday with a 4-3 victory over Georgia.

South Carolina's Ingrid Martins was named Player of the Year, the first Gamecock to be honored with the award in women's tennis. Martins, currently ranked fourth, goes into NCAA action, 14-2 at the No. 1 position in dual singles matches. In SEC play, she went 10-1 and is 12-2 against nationally ranked opponents.

Freshman of the Year was awarded to Georgia's Meg Kowalski. She is 16-1 this dual season having gone a perfect 8-0 in SEC play. Kowalski pairs with junior Marta Gonzalez on the No. 3 doubles court, putting together a 9-3 SEC record. In the dual season, the duo are 11-4.

Mississippi State's Anastasia Rentouli was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year during this year's SEC Tournament. She holds an outstanding cumulative 3.97 GPA in her pursuit of a double major in finance and marketing. To date, she is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018) member, three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017, 2018), and was named CoSIDA/Google Cloud Academic All-District VI In 2018.

A complete list of the awards follows and ties were not broken leading to eight member All-Freshmen Team.

First Team All-SEC
Andie Daniell, Alabama
Ida Jarlskog, Florida
Marta Gonzalez, Georgia
Katarina Jokic, Georgia
Vivian Wolff, Georgia
Justina Mikulskyte, Kentucky
Eden Richardson, LSU
Paige Cline, South Carolina
Mia Horvit, South Carolina
Ingrid Martins, South Carolina
Fernanda Contreras, Vanderbilt
Christina Rosca, Vanderbilt

Second Team All-SEC
Martina Zerulo, Arkansas
McCartney Kessler, Florida
Lourdes Carle, Georgia
Elena Christofi, Georgia
Jessica Golovin, LSU
Tea Jandric, Ole Miss
Emma Antonaki, Mississippi State
Anastasia Rentouli, Mississippi State
Sadie Hammond, Tennessee
Jayci Goldsmith, Texas A&M
Katya Townsend, Texas A&M
Georgia Drummy, Vanderbilt

All-Freshman
Marlee Zein, Florida
Lourdes Carle, Georgia
Meg Kowalski, Georgia
Emma Antonaki, Mississippi State
Rebeka Mertena, Tennessee
Jayci Goldsmith, Texas A&M
Katya Townsend, Texas A&M
Georgia Drummy, Vanderbilt

Player of the Year
Ingrid Martins, South Carolina

Freshmen of the Year
Meg Kowalski, Georgia

Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Anastasia Rentouli, Mississippi State

Coach of the Year
Kevin Epley, South Carolina