Three From Women's Tennis Earn All-SCAC; Dodd Named Coach of the Year

Three From Women's Tennis Earn All-SCAC; Dodd Named Coach of the Year

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Three members of the Austin College women's tennis team have been named All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference performers, and head coach Ryan Dodd has been named the conference's Co-Coach of the Year, the league office has announced. 

Anna Sergiovanni, a freshman from Richardson, was a first team All-SCAC pick after a stellar first collegiate campaign in which she compiled a 14-4 singles record, in addition to being part of nine doubles victories. Sergiovanni was an SCAC Player of the Week pick once this season, and boasted an 11-3 record at line two singles.

Kirsten Weber, a sophomore from Texarkana, was a first team All-SCAC selection after a standout year as the team's number one singles player, in addition to competing at line one doubles throughout the year. Weber won six matches this season at line one singles and teamed with Grace Ortiz to go 10-9 at line one doubles for the year.

Ortiz, a junior from Manchaca, was an honorable mention All-SCAC performer, teaming with Weber at line one doubles in addition to being the team's number three singles player. Ortiz earned 10 singles victories on the year, with seven of those wins coming at line three, two coming at line four, and one coming at line one.

Dodd is in his third season at Austin College, and tied with Trinity's Gretchen Rush for Coach of the Year honors after leading Austin College to the SCAC third-place match, where the 'Roos defeated Colorado College 5-3 to earn the program its highest-ever finish at the SCAC Championship. The team finished with an 11-10 mark and achieved its first regional ranking since the 2011 season. The 'Roos have been slotted at No. 17 in the region in each of the last three rankings. Dodd also finished second in the voting for men's Coach of the Year in the SCAC.

Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.