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Sujashvili Named to Academic All-MAC Squad

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 05/16/2013
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CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Mid-American Conference announced its Academic All-MAC honorees for the 2012-13 women's tennis season, with Western Michigan's Nini Sujashvili earning the honor for the second straight season.  Sujashvili also earned Second-Team All-MAC honors in 2013, the second time in her career she has been named All-MAC.  Sujashvili was a two-time winner of the MAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week award in 2013, and earned the MAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week award early in the year as well.

In addition to Sujashvili, three other Broncos - Caroline Aleck, Jill Pastunink, and Maggie Remynse - were named Academic All-MAC honorable mentions.

Sujashvili, who maintains a 3.96 GPA while majoring in Psychology, 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.  Among the junior's more impressive wins this season is the one she recorded on March 2 against Purdue; Sujashvili defeated the Boilermakers' Lynda Xepoleas 6-4, 6-4, at a time when Purdue was ranked as the #14 team in the nation.

Sujashvili was even better in doubles play this year, notching an 18-18 overall doubles record, including a 16-9 dual match record and a 7-1 record in MAC play. Teaming primarily with Remynse, Sujashvili went 8-1 against conference opponents at No. 2 doubles, going 11-5 as a team and winning eight of their last 11 matches together.

2013 Women’s Tennis Academic All-MAC Team

Ksenia Berestetska, Akron, Senior, Mass Media, 3.94 GPA, Kiev, Ukraine

Prang Pantusart, Akron, Senior, Finance, 3.53 GPA, Amphur Muang, Nonthaburi, Thailand

Courtney Wild, Ball State, Sophomore, Speech Pathology, 3.75 GPA, Carmel, Ind.

Nikki Chiricosta, Bowling Green, Junior, Communications, 3.96 GPA, Avon Lake, Ohio

Maddy Eccleston, Bowling Green, Senior, Health Science, 3.95 GPA, Toledo, Ohio

Emily Reuland, Bowling Green, Junior, Exercise Science, 3.92 GPA, Oswego, Ill.

Tanvi Shah, Buffalo, Junior, Communications, 3.54 GPA, Mumbai, India

Haley Dekkinga, Northern Illinois, Junior, Health Sciences/Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.92 GPA, Allegan, Mich.

Nelle Youel, Northern Illinois, Sophomore, Health Sciences/Pre-Physical Therapy, 4.0 GPA, Crystal Lake, Ill.

Nini Sujashvili, Western Michigan, Junior, Psychology, 3.96 GPA, Tbilisi, Georgia

Honorable Mention

Angelina Jogasuria, Akron

Kristel Sanders, Ball State

Katie Grubb, Bowling Green

Mary Hill, Bowling Green

Jade Johnson, Bowling Green

Anamaria Candanoza, Buffalo

Miranda Podlas, Buffalo

Marta Stoyanova, Buffalo

Ankita Bhatia, Eastern Michigan

Nino Mebuke, Eastern Michigan

Mariya Toncheva, Eastern Michigan

Ramona Costea, Miami

Christie Guerrazzi, Miami

Christiana Raymond, Miami

Mary Malkin, Northern Illinois

Christine Coffman, Toledo

Pia Rygh, Toledo

Caroline Aleck, Western Michigan

Jill Pastunink, Western Michigan

Maggie Remynse, Western Michigan