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Goldey-Beacom senior named CACC Student-Athlete of the Month

Delaware News Desk
Goldey-Beacom College women’s tennis senior Anna Hortelano Pey, of Castelldefels, Spain, was picked the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Student-Athlete of the Month.

Goldey-Beacom College women’s tennis senior Anna Hortelano Pey, of Castelldefels, Spain, was picked the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Student-Athlete of the Month.

A strong competitor who has solidified the singles lineup in a myriad of ways, Hortelano Pey was tabbed first team All-CACC in 2016 and 2017 in addition to being picked to the league’s all-tournament team each campaign.

That 2016-17 season also saw her end 17th in the East Region, according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, before being ranked 18th the following campaign. Hortelano Pey in 2017-18 also made the doubles final and the singles semifinals of the ITA East Region Tournament, during a year in which she notched 16 wins both in singles and doubles.

In both of the aforementioned seasons, Goldey-Beacom won the CACC title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. It was the first two conference championships in program history and is part of a current streak in which the squad has advanced to at least the league semifinals 12 straight years.

The 2018-19 season also was key for the Lightning, who advanced to the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Tournament and a trip to the finals site in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Hortelano Pey culminated the second-round victory at Stonehill, winning her singles match for the team’s clinching point and its berth to head south.

The three-time member of the CACC Academic Honor Roll enters this campaign second in team history with 50 singles victories. That includes an 11-match singles winning streak which still is alive after the 2019-20 season was aborted.

On the community service circuit, Hortelano Pey volunteered last year with the Tennis Rocks Tutoring and Music Program at DuPont Country Club. She also in past years helped the team volunteer at Tennithon and the Delaware Wheelchair Tennis Championships.

For more, visit gbcathletics.com.