Dale Long, Sports Information Director
LAWRENCEVILLE – Strong play on the court during the 2020 season has had five Georgia Gwinnett College women’s tennis singles players recognized as All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The organization announced the honors Thursday, April 30.
The Grizzlies also had two doubles teams named All-Americans this year.
All-America distinction is presented annually to the nation’s top 20 singles players and top 10 doubles teams, as listed in the final Oracle/ITA rankings.
Junior Maria Genovese finished the spring season with a 9-1 record and No. 2 singles ranking. She posted an 8-1 mark in matches on the No. 1 court.
A perfect 8-0 singles record had senior Madeline Bosnjak earning a No. 3 ranking, while sophomore Tereza Koplova was at No. 9 after winning all eight of her singles matches this spring.
Earning All-America honors after their freshman seasons were Selina Pichler, ranked No. 11, and Yelyzaveta Velykorodna, at No. 14 nationally. Velykorodna won a team-best 11 singles matches in 2020, while Pichler went undefeated, with five wins coming in No. 4 singles matches.
In doubles, senior Emerald Able joined with Bosnjak were No. 2 nationally after having a 5-0 record in matches on the No. 1 court. The Pichler-Velykorodna team ranked No. 8 with a 5-1 mark this spring.
Georgia Gwinnett College, coached by Head Coach Chase Hodges, had an 11-0 record this spring, sweeping nine of those matches. The team was ranked No. 1 in the NAIA Top 25 poll.