Women's Tennis Names Year-End Award Winners
Sujashvili earned the Amy Yeast MVP award and was named Second-Team All-Mid-American Conference for the second straight year after setting career-highs across the board in her final season as a Bronco. Named for WMU Hall of Famer Amy Yeast, the award is voted on by the team and is given annually to the Bronco women's tennis player who has demonstrated the most dedication, hard work, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
"Nini was without question the team's most valuable player this year," said associate head coach Ryan Tomlinson. "She's been the player at the top of our line-up for the last three years and gave us her best season to date this year. Nini has been a great leader for us and encompasses all of the values of the Amy Yeast MVP award."
Sujashvili posted the best overall season wins total of her career, going 22-16 in singles and 24-12 in doubles (both career-bests) for a 46-28 overall record. Playing primarily at the No. 1 singles position, Sujashvili went 16-8 in dual match singles in 2014, including a 15-7 mark at No. 1, and her 5-3 record in MAC singles led all players. She was even better in doubles play, going 16-4 in dual match doubles as well as 4-2 in MAC play.
Kuhle earned the team's third annual Unsung Hero award, given by the Bronco coaches to the player whose contributions might otherwise have gone unnoticed. She finished an excellent freshman campaign with a 20-18 record in singles and a team-best 27-11 mark in doubles, and her 47 total wins are the most for a Bronco true freshman since Kerstin Pahl notched 59 victories in the 2007 season.
"Tracy was one of our anchors this season, and she continued to move up in the line-up as the season progressed," said Tomlinson. "She has a very bright future ahead of her, and I think she will continue improve just as she did over the course of this season."
Kuhle's success in doubles is also linked with Sujashvili's, as the two players were a regular doubles team for the Broncos this season. Kuhle and Sujashvili went 13-5 together in doubles play, 11-3 in double matches, and notched a 4-2 record against MAC opponents. Kuhle's singles play steadily improved over the course of the season, with the freshman notching a 4-1 record at No. 6 before moving up the line-up; she ultimately settled at the No. 4 position, where she went 5-5 over the season's final weeks.