Women's Tennis' Anastasia Skavronskaia Garners Second Consecutive A-10 All-Conference Accolade
May 3, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington University senior Anastasia Skavronskaia (Miami, FL) was selected to the Atlantic 10 Women's Tennis All-Conference team for the second straight year, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday in a vote conducted by the league's head coaches. Skavronskaia played at both No. 1 singles and doubles this past season for the Colonials, in helping the squad to a seventh-place finish at the A-10 Championship, April 21-23, and seven victories overall during the spring.
Playing at No. 1 singles, Skavronskaia posted six victories in dual-match play, with two of those wins coming against A-10 opponents. She was even more impressive teaming with classmate Sandra Simunic (Westerville, OH) at No. 1 doubles throughout the spring campaign, as the pair recorded an 8-4 record in dual matches, including a 2-0 mark against conference foes.
At this year's conference championship, Skavronskaia went 1-1 at No. 1 singles and 2-2 at No. 1 doubles. She finishes her career with an all-time mark of 7-1 in singles action at the championship.
In addition, Skavronskaia is the first Colonial since Tracy Wei to earn back-to-back all-conference honors. Wei was named all-conference all four years of her career at GW, 2000-03.2006 ATLANTIC 10 WOMEN'S TENNIS ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Name, School, Cl., Hometown
Robin Carter, Richmond Jr. Mendham, NJ
Kristen Clary, Xavier Sr. Terre Haute, IN
Pamela Duran, Richmond Fr. Guayaquil, Ecuador
Ofra Friedman, Charlotte Sr. Rishon Lezion, Israel
Beatrice Grasu, Richmond Jr. Reisterstown, MD
Amanda Hellberg, Saint Louis Jr. Grand Haven, MI
Jacqueline Hughes, Duquesne Jr. McKeesport, PA
Yuri Kurashima, Temple Jr. Tokyo, Japan
Ashleigh Murray, Charlotte Sr. Acworth, GA
Masha Pozar, Massachusetts So. Ljublijana, Slovenia
Anastasia Skavronskaia, George Washington Sr. Miami, FL
Michele Spiess, Massachusetts Jr. Stuttgart, Germany
Most Outstanding Performer - Michele Spiess, Massachusetts
Most Outstanding Rookie Performer - Pamela Duran, Richmond
Coach of The Year - Mark Wesselink, Richmond
WOMEN'S TENNIS ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Name School, Cl., Hometown, Major
Kristen Clary, Xavier Sr. Terre Haute, IN Accounting
Amanda Hellberg, Saint Louis Jr. Grand Haven, MI Nutrition & Dietetics
Ali Piacente, Charlotte Jr. Rockville, MD Art
Sarah Potts, Xavier Sr. Brookfield, WI Pre-Medicine (Psychology)
Doina Sandor, Fordham Jr. Bucharest, Romania International Political Economy
Michele Spiess, Massachusetts Jr. Stuttgart, Germany Hotel & Tourism Mgt.
Student-Athlete of the Year - Kristen Clary, Xavier