Freshman Sydney Liggins named Most Valuable Player.
May 6, 2014
CINCINNATI - The Xavier women's tennis team coached by Eric Toth and Doug Matthews celebrated another phenomenal season with its banquet on Sunday, May 4th. The team recorded a 19-6 overall record and a 5-2 BIG EAST record. The team reached the finals of the BIG EAST Championship where they earned the Runner-Up title.
Junior Daniella Patton was presented the Jim Brockhoff Award. Brockhoff was the head coach at Xavier from 1962-2007. This award is given out at the end of each season to the player who best examples the late and legendary coach's sportsmanship, fighting spirit and possesses qualities of being the best overall teammate in the given year. On hand to present the award to Patton was Mary Brockhoff, wife of Jim Brockhoff, and their sons Brad and Brian Brockhoff.
Freshman Sydney Liggins was awarded the team's Most Valuable Player for her play on the court this past season. Liggins recorded a 19-6 overall singles record for the spring season while going undefeated, 6-0, against BIG EAST opponents. Liggins found success with doubles partner Alex Brinker and recorded a 7-6 doubles record.
The team sends off senior captains Ally Westling and Andrea Wolf. The two of them found success together on the doubles court going 16-6. Wolf also competed in singles and finished the season tying the team high victories with 19 and only dropping six matches.
The team selected rising seniors Lizzie Oosterbaan and Patton as captains for the 2014-15 season. Oosterbaan and Patton both recorded double digit singles victories this past season with 16 and 18, respectively. Patton competed in doubles posting a record of 17-4.
Congratulations to women's tennis and its first season in the BIG EAST.