Women's Tennis Awards Announced

The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its All-Conference awards for women's tennis.  Methodist and Christopher Newport led the way with six and five members respectively.  Averett's Kirsi Turunen has been named the Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.  Methodist coach Kelly Callahan was named the 2005 Coach of the Year. 

Turunen, a freshman from Turku, Finland was an impressive 13-0 overall and 7-0 in conference at #1 singles.  At #1 doubles she was 8-2 overall and 5-2 in conference play.  She helped Averett to 4-9 overall record and 3-4 in the conference.

Callahan in her second year at the helm of the Monarchs has been tabbed the Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year.  She led the Monarchs to the regular season title with a record of 13-2 overall and 8-0 in conference action.

Player of the Year
Kirsi Turunen, Averett

Rookie of the Year
Kirsi Turunen, Averett

Coach of the Year
Kelly Callahan, Methodist

The 2005 USA South Women's Tennis All-Conference Teams follow:

First Team
Whitney Gilmore, Peace
Stefanie LeBlang, Christopher Newport
Carrie Pacifico, Greensboro
Jenny Smith, Methodist
Tiffany Tucker, Methdodist
Kirsi Turunen, Averett
Second Team
Julie Angrick, Methodist
Courtney Bull, Methodist
Leighton Bull, Methodist
Kate Creasy, Greensboro
Charlotte Davis, Peace
Joanna McCandlish, Christopher Newport

Honorable Mention
Jenna Gallub, N.C. Wesleyan
Lauren Hulse, Methodist
Melissa King, Christopher Newport
Natalie Pitts, Christopher Newport
Erin Wells, Christopher Newport
Lauren Wells, Averett