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Agnes Scott Headlines GSAC Tennis Postseason Awards

Agnes Scott Headlines GSAC Tennis Postseason Awards

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) announced the postseason award winners in the sport of women's tennis on Friday night. The Scotties of Agnes Scott swept the major tennis prizes in 2015 with Claire Rinaldo claiming Player of the Year, Maddie Hoffman winning Freshman of the Year and T.J. Greggs capturing Coach of the Year honors.

Claire Rinaldo (pictured at right), a senior from Denver, N.C., played every match this season at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Scotties. She was a perfect 3-0 in conference singles matches and dropped just one league match in doubles while accruing a 2-1 record. Overall, the senior posted an impressive 8-3 singles record in 2015 to go along with a winning 6-5 mark in doubles action. Her stellar play led the Scotties to an 8-4 mark, good for the top seed in the 2015 GSAC Women's Tennis Tournament.

Maddie Hoffman, a freshman from Mission Viejo, Calif., put together an outstanding freshman season to help Agnes Scott to the No. 1 seed in GSAC postseason. She played all year from the No. 2 singles and doubles positions and proved to be equally effective in each. Hoffman recorded identical 9-2 marks in singles and doubles for a superb 18-4 overall record on the season. In fact, Hoffman's only defeats in the 2015 campaign came at the hands of nationally ranked opponents Emory and Sewanee.

T.J. Greggs just completed his third season at Agnes Scott, a campaign in which he guided the Scotties to an 8-4 overall record and top seed in the 2015 GSAC Tournament. Greggs came to Agnes Scott with extensive experience. Prior to Agnes Scott, Greggs served as the head men's tennis coach at Kennesaw State University. Greggs began his career at Kennesaw in 2006 as the Director of Tennis Operations where he served as the women's head coach. Greggs played tennis at Westminster College, Pa. While there, he was a two-time All-Keystone/Empire Collegiate College performer.

Tennis Awards

Player of the Year: Claire Rinaldo of Agnes Scott
Freshman of the Year: Maddie Hoffman of Agnes Scott
Coach of the Year: T.J. Greggs of Agnes Scott

Tennis All-Conference Team

No. 1: Claire Rinaldo of Agnes Scott
No. 1: Andrea Akers of Salem
No. 1: Yashoda Premysler of Trinity Washington
No. 2: Maddie Hoffman of Agnes Scott
No. 2: Ashley Koehler of Salem
No. 2: Fangjie Wu of Wesleyan
No. 3: Christina Gnong of Mills
No. 3: Kerri Morgan of Salem
No. 4: DeAnna Wilkins of Salem
No. 5: Nikki Langford of Agnes Scott
No. 6: Anastasia Bennett of Agnes Scott

Doubles Combinations

No. 1: Anne Rinaldo and Claire Rinaldo of Agnes Scott (3-1 in GSAC; 6-5 overall)
No. 2: Taylor Lee and Maddie Hoffman of Agnes Scott (3-0 in GSAC, 9-2 overall)
No. 3: Nikki Langford and Camille Wilson of Agnes Scott (3-0 in GSAC, 6-0 overall)

Tennis All-Freshman Team

Anastasia Bennett of Agnes Scott
Maddie Hoffman of Agnes Scott
Taylor Lee of Agnes Scott
Camille Wilson of Agnes Scott
Patrice Sykes of Trinity Washigton
Centara Nulf of Wesleyan

Tennis All-Academic Team

Agnes Scott

Hannah Amato
Kai Beard
Nikki Langford
Anne Rinaldo
Claire Rinaldo

Mills

Alice Hewitt
Tess Wenning
Christine Wu 

Salem

Andrea Akers
Kerri Morgan
Ayla Pruitt
Leia Pruitt
Samantha Story

Trinity Washington

Ashley Archibald
Shari King
Joya Rucker
Yashoda Premysler

Wesleyan

Mingying Cheng
Yi Li Xian
Lauren Mitchell
Veronica Manuel
Yu Qin
Fangjie Wu
Ling Yang
Ekaterina Zaynullina
Nanxin Zhang

All-Sportsmanship Team

Agnes Scott: Molly Baker
Finlandia: Heather Grimm
MPI: Whitney Donovan
Pine Manor: Jakenda Williams
Salem: Brianna Morris
TWU: Myesha Green
Wesleyan: Collen DeGraff

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