AZUSA, Calif.-- The Pacific West Conference announced its 2013 women’s tennis awards, and the Cougars had two players named to the All-PacWest team. Emily Harris took home a pair of honors, receiving second team recognition for her 15-6 singles season, and being named to the second team for her doubles season alongside Danae Ingwaldson.
Azusa Pacific went 18-8 in its first season of NCAA Division II competition, and finished third at the National Christian College Athletics Association national championships in its debut year in the PacWest. The Cougars also broke an 18-match winning streak against Fresno Pacific, beating the Sunbirds for the first time in program history thanks to Harris’ key three-set defeat of Petra Jurova in the clinching match.
Harris played her first season atop the Cougars’ singles lineup, and anchored Azusa Pacific with a team-high 15 victories. The junior from Scottsdale, Ariz. piggy backed off of her stellar 19-1 sophomore campaign, and ran a personal winning streak past 20 wins midway through the season.
“Emily really stepped up this year. She played at No. 3 in her first two years, and really had no trouble making the adjustment to playing at No. 1, which is a huge leap. She had good results, and a few of her losses were so close and could have gone either way. She had an amazing season, and really what stands out about her is her leadership. She’s such a positive force, and we’re excited to see what’s she’s going to bring next season,” said head coach Mark Bohren.
Harris and Ingwaldson also teamed for the Cougars’ top doubles duo, racking up a 16-6 record to receive second team recognition. They opened up the season with a 12-2 start, and helped the Cougars to a 9-1 home record, and two wins over opponents ranked inside the ITA/NCAA Division II poll.
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