Senior Kara Courtney led three Musketeers recognized with All-Conference nods, earning her second straight First Team selection.
April 30, 2009
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Three members of the Xavier women's team were recognized for the extraordinary efforts during the 2008-09 season. For the second straight season, senior Kara Courtney earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team, while junior Jill Ducro and sophomore Tifanie each were recognized with Second Team honors for the second consecutive time.
Courtney ends her stellar career with 81 career singles victories, ranking fifth all-time in program history. She is also fifth in overall career wins with 158 and her 77 career doubles victories ranks her sixth all-time.
In her final season with the Musketeers, Courtney tied for the team lead with 21 singles victories, the third time in four seasons she reached the 20-win mark in singles action. Paired with fellow senior Jeanette Feider, the won seven consecutive doubles matches to end the season, including four straight at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship.
During the regular season, Courtney was named the Atlantic 10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week on Feb. 23 after winning both her singles and doubles match in the Musketeers' victory over Saint Louis.
In just three seasons, Ducro already ranks 12th in overall career wins after posting her second straight season of 20-plus singles wins. Her 20-7 singles record ranked third on the team, bolstered by victories in seven of her last eight singles decisions.
She went 16-8 overall in doubles play, posting a 12-6 mark in dual meet competition, pairing with junior Aylin Seyalioglu to win seven of their last eight doubles matches.
Treece was a staple in the Musketeers' lineup at the Flight 2 position as a sophomore, playing all but one of her dual meet matches in that slot. Overall, she posted an 11-22 record in singles, going 7-17 in dual meet action.
She moved up to the Flight 1 doubles position with sophomore partner Kelsey Kinnard for their final 16 matches, going 7-9 in that slot. The dynamic duo posted an overall record of 13-12 on the season, including four straight victories to open the season. In their last four decisions, the pair ended the season with a streak of four straight wins, with the final victory coming against Temple in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship.