SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After winning its 12th straight Big Sky Conference championship while improving its winning streak over league opposition to 105 straight matches, the Sacramento State women's tennis team was rewarded with four players receiving all-conference honors today.
Headlining the list is senior , who was named the conference MVP while garnering first team all-league honors for the fourth straight year. This now marks the 11th straight season (2003-13) a Sacramento State women's tennis player has been named conference MVP. Over those 11 seasons, however, just four player have earned the MVP honor, including Delgado (2013), (2010-12), (2007-09) and Margarita Karnaukhova (2003-06).
Joining Delgado on the first team for the Hornets were freshmen and . Junior was named honorable mention.
The women's team recently completed a perfect 10-0 conference season, and then followed that with two more victories in the Big Sky Tournament. In the process, the squad has now won 105 straight matches against league opposition, a streak which dates back to 2002. The Hornets will play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 11, at noon against No. 4 seed USC.
Delgado has now been named first team all-conference all four years of her career…was the lone player in the conference to be a unanimous selection to the first team…currently has a 16-10 record at No. 1 singles for the Hornets, including a 12-0 mark when facing a conference opponent…won both her matches in the Big Sky Tournament in straight sets, and combined to drop just four games over those two matches…also went 16-9 in doubles play (all at No. 1), including a 12-0 mark against Big Sky opposition…named the Big Sky Player of the Week twice during the season.
One of two freshmen on the team to receive first team all-league accolades…spent the majority of the season as the team's No. 2 singles player…is 14-10 in singles play, including 10-5 in the No. 2 slot…also went 11-0 against Big Sky opposition, including a straight set victory in the Big Sky Tournament championship match…recipient of Big Sky Player of the Week honors on March 26…went 16-7 in doubles play in the No. 2 position, including a 10-0 mark when playing a conference team.
One of two freshmen on the team to receive first team all-conference recognition…played at Nos. 3, 4, 5 and 6 in the team's singles lineup…currently playing at No. 4…is 12-11 in singles play, including an 11-1 mark when playing a Big Sky opponent…posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals…went 12-10 in doubles play (primarily at No. 1), including a 10-1 mark when playing a league foe…enters the NCAA Tournament as winner of four straight, and six of her last seven doubles matches.
Currently in her third season with the team…is 13-8 in singles play, and spent time at Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the team's lineup…played at No. 5 in the Big Sky Tournament…went 8-0 against Big Sky opposition this season…is 5-0 when playing at No. 4 in the lineup, and 6-2 when playing at No. 5…went a team-best 16-7 in doubles play, and 9-0 against Big Sky opposition…each of those 16 wins came at No. 2 in the team's doubles lineup.
August 12, 2013 WOMEN’S TENNIS TEAM, FIVE STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN ACADEMIC AWARDS
July 3, 2013 HORNETS EARN 29 SPRING BIG SKY All-ACADEMIC HONORS
April 6, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS HOLDS ON FOR 4-3 WIN OVER HAWAII
April 4, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS BETTERED BY No. 43 LONG BEACH STATE
March 31, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS PUSHES BIG SKY WIN STREAK TO OVER 100 MATCHES
March 28, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS EDGED BY SAN DIEGO STATE, 4-3
March 26, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS FALLS AT PEPPERDINE, 6-1
March 26, 2013 JENNIFER NGUYEN NAMED BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
March 25, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS RUNS INTO RED HOT No. 23 UC IRVINE
March 23, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS STREAK NOW AT 99 STRAIGHT BIG SKY VICTORIES
March 22, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS DOWNS MONTANA, 6-1, TO STAY ATOP BIG SKY
March 19, 2013 DELGADO NAMED BIG SKY WOMEN'S TENNIS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
March 17, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS NARROWLY EDGED BY NEVADA
March 14, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS WINS AT SOUTHERN UTAH
March 10, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS DEFEATS NORTHERN ARIZONA
March 8, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS STUMBLES AT NO. 49 SAINT MARY'S
March 1, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS CLIPPED AT NO. 9 RANKED CAL
February 22, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS DROPS MATCH AT FRESNO STATE
February 15, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO RIVAL UC DAVIS
February 8, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS SWEEPS EASTERN WASHINGTON
February 8, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS FALLS AT WASHINGTON STATE
February 3, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS STUMBLES VS. NO. 20 TEXAS TECH
February 1, 2013 WOMEN'S TENNIS OPENS 2013 SEASON WITH LOSS AT NO. 28 RANKED ARIZONA
October 19, 2012 WOMEN'S TENNIS COMPLETES COMPETITION AT ITA NORTHWEST REGIONALS
October 12, 2012 KNOEBL SHINES AT SMC INVITATIONAL
September 28, 2012 WOMEN'S TENNIS WRAPS UP PLAY IN BERKELEY