June 21, 2007

Eight Former Bobcats Named to All Time CVAC Tennis Team

In its final year as the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference, the league is naming All-Time Teams in all of the conference sports. The league will change its name to Conference Carolinas on June 1, 2007. To help commemorate the new era for the conference, All-Time Teams are being selected and announced.

With the recent conclusion of the men's & women's tennis championships, a men's and women's team was selected as nominated and voted on by league sports information directors. Only those student athletes who competed or have competed in the CVAC for a minimum of two seasons are eligible for inclusion. Active student-athletes who meet the criteria were also eligible.

"Conference Members are excited to honor the best athletes of an era when competition was intense," stated Commissioner Alan Patterson. Certainly the level of competition will only increase in the Conference Carolinas. The singe change is that the name better reflects the location of members based in a geographical area that is highly regarded throughout the country."

The All-Time All-CVAC teams are comprised from nominees from current member schools Anderson University, Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Coker College, Converse College, Erskine College, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, Mount Olive College, Pfeiffer University, Queens University of Charlotte, St. Andrews Presbyterian College and former members High Point University and Longwood University.
Women's Tennis All-Time All-CVAC Team:
Deniz Emre Lees-McRae

2000 CVAC Player of the Year, 4-Time All-CVAC First Team Member, 2-Time All-American Doubles Player
Jennifer Gennaoui Erskine College
2006 & 2007 CVAC Player of the Year, 2005 CVAC Freshman of the Year, 3-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member
Lucia Henkle Mount Olive College
2005 CVAC Player of the Year, 4-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member
Zeynep Inanli Lees-McRae

3-Time All-CVAC First Team Member & 1-Time Second Team Member
Kuntal Joshi Pfeiffer University
3-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member, 1998 CVAC Freshman of the Year, 2-Time CVAC All-Tourney Team Member

Meeta Koregaonkar Barton College
1997 & 1998 CVAC Player of the Year, 2-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member, All-American as a freshman
Jane Lewis Barton College
4-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member, 2002 CVAC Freshmen of the Year
Merissa Rock Queens University of Charlotte
3-Time First Team All-CVAC Team Member
Mariana Shimoda Mount Olive College
4-Time All-CVAC Team Member
Anna Skafar Lees-McRae

2001 & 2002 CVAC Player of the Year, 2-Time All-CVAC First Team, 2-Time All-American Singles & Doubles Player
Nona Wagh Pfeiffer University
4-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member, 3-Time CVAC All-Tourney Team Member
Leslie Watts Pfeiffer University
4-Time All-CVAC Team Member, 2003 CVAC All-Tourney Team Member

Men's Tennis All-Time All-CVAC Team:
Felipe Castanhiera Lees-McRae
2-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member, All-American Doubles Player
Brent Ching Barton College
3-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member, Trinidad-Tobago Davis Cup Team Member
Joakim Eriksson Anderson University
3-Time All-CVAC Team Member, 38-12 career overall & 21-4 CVAC record
Shane Horan Lees-McRae
2-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member, and All-CVAC Second Team Member, All-American Singles Player


Villie Iltchev Erskine College
4-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member, 1997 CVAC Singles Tournament Champion, 1996 CVAC Doubles Tournament Champion
Andres Intriago Lees-McRae
2-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member, 2-Time CVAC All-Tournament Team Member, 2-Time All-American Doubles Player
Blaz Jurjec Lees-McRae
2000 & 2001 CVAC Player of the Year, 2-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member, 2-Time All-American Singles Player
Jaco Kruger Lees-McRae
2002 CVAC Player of the Year, 2-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member, All-CVAC 2nd Team Member, 2-Time All-American in both Singles & Doubles
Pekka Pohjamo High Point University
2-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member, 1997 CVAC Doubles Champion
Troy Robinson Barton College
1996, 1997, & 1999 CVAC Player of the Year, 3-Time All-CVAC 1st Team Member, 1996 & 1997 Individual CVAC Champion
Guillherme Serra Mount Olive College
2007 CVAC Player of the Year, 3-Time All-CVAC Team Member
Pratik Shrivastava Erskine College
All-CVAC 1st Team Member, Won 17 straight matches during senior year, helped lead team to 1998 nationals, 2000 regional finals, & 2001 regional finals