2013 SIAC Tennis All-Conference and All-Academic Team Announced

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    The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its 2013 SIAC Men’s and Women’s Tennis All-Conference Team as voted by the SIAC Tennis Coaches Association.

    Stillman College junior Janguen Lee, who was voted as SIAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year, leads the men’s team. Lee, a native of Soul, South Korea, dominated opponents during the regular season finishing with a conference best 12-1 record overall and a perfect 6-0 in SIAC matches in the No. 1 singles spot for the Tigers.. Lee also went perfect in the conference with his teammate David Torres in doubles at 6-0 during the regular season. The tandem were named to the All-SIAC First Team Doubles team as well.

    Joining Lee on the All-SIAC First Team is another Stillman player, Luis Mendoza, followed by 2012 SIAC Player and Freshman of the Year Zibusiso Ndimande of Benedict College, Shane Latchman, also from Benedict, Morehouse College’s Noah Terry and Fort Valley State University’s James Nick Hernandez.

    Joining the tandem of Lee and Torrez for All-SIAC First Team Doubles honors are Ndimande and Latchman of Benedict and Hernandez and Joshua Turner from Fort Valley State.

    Freshman of the Year was awarded to Stillman’s Vladyslav Zhyrov, who went 8-3 overall and 5-0 in SIAC matches in his first season as the team’s No. 3 singles player, while Tigers head coach William Riley was awarded SIAC Men’s Coach of the Year after leading Stillman to a 19-2 overall and 12-0 record in the conference.

    Headlining the list for the women’s team is SIAC Women’s Player of the Year Litia Godinet, also from Stillman College. A native of American
    Samoa, Godinet finished the season 23-1 and 12-0 in the conference in route to claiming the top honors in the women’s division. As the team’s top singles player, she was the cornerstone of Stillman’s 23-1 team record this season. She also was named to the All-SIAC First Team Doubles Team, along with her teammate Veronika Kalugina.

    Also selected to the women’s All-SIAC First team was Godinet’s teammate Nair Tolomeo, Glory Zhou of Benedict, Chloe Jean-Charles, also from Benedict, Brionne Bachus from Clark Atlanta University, and Gabriella Louis from Fort Valley State University.

    Kim Bowen of Tuskegee was voted Freshman of the Year after a 6-5 overall record as the team’s top singles player for the Tigerettes,
    while SIAC Women’s Coach of the Year was awarded to Clark Atlanta’s Autumn Williams, who led the Lady Panthers to a 10-1 record this season in the SIAC.

    2013 SIAC Men’s Tennis All-Conference Team

    Name Class Institution
    Zibusiso Ndimade Sophomore Benedict College
    Shane Latchman Sophomore Benedict College
    Janguen Lee Junior Stillman College
    Luis Mendoza Freshman Stillman College
    Noah Terry Junior Morehouse College
    James Nick Hernandez Junior Fort Valley State University

    First Team Doubles
    Names Institution
    Zibusiso Ndimande & Shane Latchman Benedict College
    Janguen Lee & David Torrez Stillman College
    James Nick Hernandez & Joshua Turner Fort Valley State University

    Second Team Singles
    Name Class Institution
    Giovanni Platter Junior Benedict College
    Vladyslav Zhyrov Freshman Stillman College
    Chris Hawthorne Junior Morehouse College
    Kahai Hall Junior Morehouse College
    Gabriel Byrd Senior Tuskegee University
    Andrew Knight Sophomore Tuskegee University

    Second Team Doubles
    Names Institution
    Kahai Hall & Jabez Beazer Morehouse College
    Noah Terry & Chris Hawthorne Morehouse College
    Gabriel Byrd & Andrew Knight Tuskegee University

    Player of the Year: Janguen Lee, Stillman College
    Freshman of the Year: Vladyslav Zhyrow, Stillman College
    Coach of the Year: William Riley, Stillman College

    2013 SIAC Women’s Tennis All-Conference Team

    First Team Singles
    Name Class Institution
    Litia Godinet Junior Stillman College
    Nair Tolomeo Freshman Stillman College
    Chloe Jean-Charles Senior Benedict College
    Glory Zhou Sophomore Benedict College
    Brionne Bachus Junior Clark Atlanta
    Gabriella Louis Sophomore Fort Valley State

    First Team Doubles
    Names Institution
    Jessica Carswell & Belinda Camacho Benedict College
    Litia Godinet & Veronika Kalugina Stillman College
    Vonnica Boyogueno & Brionne Bachus Clark Atlanta University

    Second Team Singles
    Name Class Institution
    Jessica Carswell Senior Benedict College
    Asia Boyd Junior Clark Atlanta University
    Vanessa Jean-Baptist Sophomore Clark Atlanta University
    Reanah Kellogg Senior Albany State University
    Yonelle Aromin Junior Fort Valley State University
    Angela Corredor Freshman Stillman College

    Second Team Doubles
    Names Institution
    Asia Boyd & Ivory Conley Clark Atlanta University
    Vanessa Bolar & Naima Simpkins Fort Valley State University
    Nair Tolomeo & Angela Corredor Stillman College

    SIAC Women’s Player of the Year: Litia Godinet, Stillman College
    SIAC Freshman of the Year: Kim Brown, Tuskegee University
    SIAC Coach of the Year: Autumn Williams, Clark Atlanta University

    SIAC Men’s All-Academic Team

    Name Class Major GPA Institution
    Felipe Farias Senior Business 4.0 Stillman College
    Shane Latchman Sophomore Computer Engineering 3.95 Benedict College
    Santiago Robles Sophomore Business 3.93 Stillman College
    Alexander Zobec Senior Business 3.90 Stillman College
    Jelffrey Farias Junior Business 3.85 Stillman College
    Zibusiso Ndimande Sophomore Computer Engineering 3.77 Benedict College

    SIAC Men’s Tennis All-Academic Team Champion: Stillman College

    SIAC Women’s All-Academic Team

    Name Class Major GPA Institution
    Morgan Moore Sophomore Biology 4.0 Lane College
    Akili Smith-Washington Sophomore 4.0 Tuskegee University
    Glory Zhou Junior Environmental Health Science 3.95 Benedict College
    Christian Patterson Junior 3.95 Tuskegee University
    Maria Saddler Senior Tuskegee 3.92 Tuskegee University
    Jessica Carswell Senior Biology 3.91 Benedict College

    SIAC Women’s Tennis All-Academic Team Champion: Benedict College

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