Daugherty Named All-SAC First Team Singles and Doubles Honorable Mention

ROCK HILL, N.C.- Brevard College’s Katie Daugherty is named All-SAC First Team Singles and All-SAC Honorable Mention Doubles with partner Michelle Prata for the women’s tennis team, the league office announced Tuesday.

Junior, Katie Daugherty finished the season 12-5 and 7-4 in conference. The Belton, Texas native spent most of the season at No.1 singles finishing 10-5 and 2-0 at No.2 singles. Daugherty won against second place Tusculum in No.1 singles on April 6 after taking the victory over Sarah Baker 6-3 then 6-2. Daugherty is accompanied on the All-SAC Singles First Team by Queen’s Christina Rustscheff, Wingate’s Ali Evers, Mars Hill’s Tatiana Dualiby, Lincoln Memorial’s Elena Vasilyeva and Lenoir-Rhyne’s Zorica Djuric. Daugherty and Djuric each went 7-4.

Prata and Daugherty ended the season 11-6 overall to place them on the SAC Doubles Honorable Mention. The duo took down Anderson’s Karen Ching and Avery Owens in No.1 doubles on March 20. The two contributed to the teams only points during the match up against the conference leaders after winning the match 9-8, 8-6. Daugherty then competed against Ching in singles winning 6-1, 6-4 for BC. Together, Daugherty and Prata won five doubles victories in the conference at No.1 doubles.

Individually, senior Michelle Prata started the season as Preseason All-SAC second team and finished her senior season at 11-6 overall and 6-5 in the SAC. She also spent a little time at No.1 singles taking both victories while finishing 9-6 at No.2 singles. Prata celebrated her 100th singles victory while competing against Tusculum on April 6.

The South Atlantic Conference Tennis Awards are selected by the league’s 12 head coaches.

2014 SAC Women’s Tennis Awards

SAC Player of the Year: Christina Rustscheff, Queens

SAC Freshman of the Year: Melissa Laing, Queens

Co-SAC Coaches of the Year: Michael Cabana, Wingate/Tommy Arnett, Tusculum

All-SAC First Team Singles
Christina Rustscheff, Queens

Ali Evers, Wingate

Tatiana Dualiby, Mars Hill

Elena Vasilyeva, Lincoln Memorial

Katie Daugherty, Brevard

Zorica Djuric, Lenoir-Rhyne

All-SAC First Team Doubles

Christina Rustscheff/Melissa Liang, Queens

Ali Evers/Becca Thomas, Wingate

Elena Vasilyeva/Gemma Goodland, Lincoln Memorial

All-SAC Second Team Singles

Caroline Holland, Wingate

Avery Owens, Anderson

Melissa Laing, Queens

Romina Adum, Newberry

Rebecca Bruning, Anderson

Karen Ching, Anderson

All-SAC Second Team Doubles

Tatiana Dualiby/Lucy McLauren, Mars Hill

Karen Ching/Avery Owens, Anderson

Romina Adum/Susana Aguirre, Newberry

All-SAC Honorable Mention Singles

Anna Rickenbaker, Mars Hill

Patricia Guerreiro, Carson-Newman

Liz Renteria, Catawba

Vanessa Ortiz, Newberry

Kate Hutchinson, Tusculum

Jade Henke, Mars Hill

All-SAC Honorable Mention Doubles

Jaclyn Rock/Claire Hamilton, Queens

Michelle Prata/Katie Daugherty, Brevard

Erin Mills/Adrienne Kaye, Tusculum

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