Sujashvili Named to Academic All-MAC Squad
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
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