MONROE, La. - The Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) announced its 2017 All-Louisiana tennis teams and the Warhawks had plenty of representation this season.
Senior Petra Horakova was named to the first team while Stefana Andrei and Tiffany Mylonas each earned second team All-Louisiana honors. Andrei was also named the state's Newcomer of the Year. Terrence De Jongh was selected as the Louisiana Coach of the Year. Madalina Grigoriu earned honorable mention on the All-Louisiana team to round out the Warhawk recognition.
Andrei came to ULM from Bucharest, Romania this season and had a 12-3 record, playing all of her matches out of the number one position. This is her second Newcomer of the Year recognition, having already earned the Sun Belt Conference's Newcomer of the Year honor. She also added first team singles and second team doubles recognition from the Sun Belt as well. Andrei picked up a singles win on Saturday in the Warhawks' first round NCAA Tournament matchup against Texas A&M.
Mylonas finished with a 13-2 record on the season, playing primarily out of the number two position for the Warhawks. She picked up a singles win on Saturday in ULM's first round NCAA Tournament matchup against Texas A&M. Mylonas also earned first team singles honors from the Sun Belt Conference. This marks the second straight year she has been named to the LSWA All-State team after earning second team honors a year ago.
Horakova finished off her ULM career with a 16-0 record and added to her honors list as she added her LSWA honors to go along with her second team singles and second team doubles recognition from the Sun Belt Conference. Horakova finished her singles career in dual action with a 63-8 record over her time at ULM.
Grigoriu earned honorable mention recognition following a 12-3 spring season in which she played primarily from the six spot in the Warhawk lineup. Grigoriu anchored the lineup, going 11-1 from the number six position.
De Jongh earned LSWA Coach of the Year honors following a 16-2 spring record this season, marking the third straight season, and seventh overall, that De Jongh has led his teams to 10 or more wins in dual play. This season, De Jongh saw the Warhawks ranked in the Top 50 in the ITA rankings for the first time ever, while Horakova was ranked in the singles Top 125 earlier this season. ULM's only two losses came to a pair of SEC opponents - Auburn and Texas A&M.