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Women's Tennis Names Annual Award Winners

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 05/15/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan women's tennis team announced its 2013 year-end award winners , with junior Nini Sujashvili voted the Amy Yeast Most Valuable Player award winner and senior Maggie Remynse selected as the team's Unsung Hero award winner.

"I am very proud and excited for Nini and Maggie," said WMU head coach Betsy Kuhle.  "Throughout this season and their careers they have represented the ideals we look for in our student-athletes.  These awards are well-deserved."

For the first time in her career, Sujashvili was voted the Amy Yeast MVP, an award given annually to the Bronco women's tennis player who has demonstrated the most dedication, hard work, sportsmanship, and teamwork.  Named for WMU Hall of Famer Amy Yeast, the award is voted on by the members of the team.  Sujashvili maintained her normal spot atop the singles line-up for the Broncos, posting a 12-13 record while playing against No. 1 competition in every match.  Sujashvili notched an 18-18 overall doubles record, including a 16-9 dual match record and a 7-1 record in Mid-American Conference play; when including the first round of the MAC Tournament, Sujashvili went 8-1 against MAC foes in doubles.

Remynse closed her Western Michigan career by tying her career previous career-best in singles wins; her 19-18 record gave her the most singles wins of any Bronco this season, and her 13-11 mark in dual match play was second only to Kelsey King's 14-10 mark.  Remynse teamed with Sujashvili to form the rock of the Broncos' doubles line-up; out of Remynse's team-best 19-14 doubles record, she posted an 11-5 record when teamed with Sujashvili at No. 2 doubles.  Remynse went 15-8 overall in dual match doubles, including an 8-1 record against opponents from the MAC.