Pleiman Earns A-10 Rookie Of The Year, Four XU Netters Honored By A-10

Katie Pleiman is the firsrt XU netter to earn a Rookie of the Year award since 2002.

Katie Pleiman is the firsrt XU netter to earn a Rookie of the Year award since 2002.

May 7, 2010

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Xavier freshman Katie Pleiman was named the Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Rookie Performer while sister, junior Christie Pleiman earned a spot on the women's tennis Academic All-Conference team the Atlantic 10 Conference announced Friday. Junior Tifanie Treece was also selected First Team All-Conference and senior Jill Ducro was selected Second Team All-Conference.

Pleiman joins Lauren Clary (2002) as the lone standouts in program annals to garner Most Outstanding Rookie distinction. The Dayton, Ohio, native compiled a 23-7 overall record in singles play, including a 15-4 mark in dual matches at No. 1 singles. Pleiman teamed with sister Christie to amass a 13-3 record at No. 3 doubles, highlighted by wins over Charlotte (8-1) and Duquesne (8-5) at the 2010 Atlantic 10 Championship.

"Katie (Pleiman) has had one of the better rookie season's in program history and is most deserving of this award," said XU tennis coach Eric Toth. "She is a great player, but more importantly, a better teammate and person. I am so very proud of her and look forward to her contributions over the next three years."

Treece earned a First Team All-Conference award after posting an 11-10 singles record and an 8-11 doubles record in 2010. Most of her singles wins came at the No. 2 position where she posted a 7-10 record.



Ducro earned a Second Team selection in her final year at Xavier. The Cincinnati native compiled a 15-8 singles record including a 10-7 mark in the third singles position. In doubles action, she compiled a 17-6 record including a 16-6 mark with Kally Alkire.

Christie Pleiman earned Academic All-Conference honors after a stellar season both in the classroom and on the court. Pleiman holds a 3.9 GPA while majoring in Economics. On the court in 2010 she led the team in doubles wins with an 18-5 mark, including a 16-4 overall record with sister, Katie. In singles play she finished with a 6-4 record.

XU finished the season with a 14-9 overall reacord and an undefeated 6-0 record in the Atlantic 10 regular season campaign. They earned a No. 1 seed in the A-10 Championships in 2010.