May 4, 2012
HOUSTON - University of Houston women's tennis senior Giorgia Pozzan was named to the 2012 All-Conference USA Singles Second Team, the league office announced Friday.
Pozzan becomes the 16th Cougar to earn All C-USA honors and the 27th all-league selection overall since 1997. She is also the first Houston netter to garner First- or Second-Team honors since Leila Salek in 2008.
For the second-straight season, Pozzan led the Cougars in dual singles play with a 16-6 record, including a 13-5 mark at the top position. She reeled off eight-straight victories from Jan. 28 to March 12 and claimed five wins in the final six matches of the season, including a straight-sets victory over Southern Miss' Alexus Coats in the opening round of the C-USA Championship.
The Lacchiarella, Italy, native posted a dual singles record of 33-12 and an overall singles mark of 50-17 in her two seasons in the Scarlet and White, ranking third all-time with a 74.6 career winning percentage.
Pozzan also shined in doubles play, notching a 14-7 record this spring at the top position with partners Celia Fraser and Bryony Hunter for an overall career record of 48-21. In just two seasons, Pozzan chalked up nearly 100 combined singles and doubles victories (98-38).
In addition to earning All-C-USA singles honors, Pozzan was also a two-time C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll selection for academic excellence.
All-Conference USA Singles First Team
Dominika Zaprazna, Marshall
Courtney Collins, Memphis
Natalie Beazant, Rice
Dominique Harmath, Rice
Edyta Cieplucha, SMU
Mariam Kurdadze, Tulane
Anastasia Erofeeva, Tulsa
Samantha Vickers, Tulsa
All-Conference USA Singles Second Team
Giorgia Pozzan, Houston
Maria Voscekova, Marshall
Stefanie Mikesz, Memphis
Mariya Slupska, Memphis
Tiffany Welcher, Memphis
Emma Levy, Tulane
Isaura Enrique, Tulsa
Ewa Szatkowska, Tulsa
All-Conference USA Singles Third Team
Kara Kucin, Marshall
Alyssa Hibberd, Memphis
Kimberly Anicete, Rice
Katie Gater, Rice
Elena Fayner, SMU
Caroline Thornton, Tulane
Bonny Davidson, Tulsa
Michelle Farley, Tulsa
Taylor Dubins, UCF
All-Conference USA Doubles First Team
Natalie Beazant/Dominique Harmath, Rice
All-Conference USA Doubles Second Team
Anastasia Erofeeva/Ewa Szatkowska, Tulsa
All-Conference USA Doubles Third Team
Alyssa Hibberd/Tiffany Welcher, Memphis
Co-Coaches of the Year: Elizabeth Schmidt, Rice and Dean Orford, Tulsa
Player of the Year: Natalie Beazant, Rice
Freshman of the Year: Natalie Beazant, Rice
Newcomer of the Year: Tiffany Welcher, Memphis
Outstanding Singles Player of the Championship: Natalie Beazant, Rice
Outstanding Doubles Team of the Championship: Natalie Beazant/Dominique Harmath, Rice