Another season for Goldey-Beacom’s women’s tennis team produced more accolades.
Lotte Lesscher y Post, of Arnhem, Netherlands, was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Year; and sophomore Catarina Zheng, of Oporto, Portugal, was picked first team all-league.
Lesscher y Post’s honor comes one year after she was picked second team all-league and the conference tournament’s most outstanding player. This is the third time Goldey-Beacom has had a Player of the Year with Stephanie Puentes Robinson getting the honor in 2011 and 2012.
Zheng last season also was picked first team all-conference in addition to making the league’s all-tournament team.
Lesscher y Post has had yet another solid campaign in which she has teamed with Zheng at first doubles for a 12-2 record. This includes the duo going 7-1 in conference play and reaching the final of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association East Regional. The two started the year with a five-match winning streak and had a six-match winning streak later in the season.
Lesscher y Post also is 8-2 in singles this season, including 7-1 in dual matches at first singles. She made it to the third round of the ITA East Regional and recently posted a victory over Karla Miletic from University of the Sciences, the league’s Player of the Year each of the two previous seasons.
Zheng and Lesscher y Post are tied for eighth in school history with 28 doubles wins. Lesscher y Post also has 20 singles triumphs.
Zheng also is in the midst of another formidable season, going 9-2 in singles and 8-1 at second singles. She made the third round of the ITA East Regional and all of her victories this fall have come in straight sets.
Zheng is 10th in school history with 27 singles wins.
Goldey-Beacom (8-1, 7-1 CACC) enters the CACC Tournament as the two-time defending champion and just clinched its third straight regular-season crown. The squad has won 24 of its last 25 CACC regular-season matches and has played in the NCAA Tournament seven times. It also is making its 11th appearance in the CACC Tournament, all have resulted in at least a berth in the semifinals.
GBC is the No. 2 seed and will play in the semifinals at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 in Middlebury, Connecticut, against the winner of the first-round match between third-seeded Concordia and sixth-seeded Jefferson.
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