Dzyuba Lands @ASUNTennis Player of Year; Curtis Earns Scholar-Athlete


All-Conference Team | All-Academic Team

- The ASUN Conference announced the Women's Tennis Postseason Awards on Thursday night at the 2017 ASUN Women's Tennis Championship awards banquet. Lipscomb's Viktoria Dzyuba became the Bisons first-ever ASUN Player of the Year, while FGCU's Maja Ornberg collected ASUN Freshman of the Year accolades - the third in the past four seasons for the Eagles.

FGCU's Julianna Curtis landed the ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolade; the second-straight for the Eagles. FGCU's Head Coach Courtney Vernon landed her second-straight ASUN Coach of the Year recognition after the Eagles earned their fisrt-ever ASUN Regular Season title with a 6-0 record.

ASUN Women's Tennis Superlative Awards
- Viktoriya Dzyuba, Lipscomb:
 An 18-3 record at No. 1 singles earned Lipscomb's Dzyuba the first-ever ASUN Player of the Year honor in program history. The sophomore enters the ASUN Championship on a 15-match win streak after posting an unbeaten 6-0 mark in league action. At No. 1 singles with Denise Buberl, she finished 13-1 and undefeated in conference.

- Julianna Curtis, FGCU: A two-time All-Academic Team member, Curtis boasts a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA as a Management major. The ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Curtis sits with a 4-8 record for the season playing mostly at No. 4 singles. With teammate Julia Ascua, the tandem owns a 10-5 mark in doubles action at the top spot.

- Maja Ornberg, FGCU: The Eagles' top player, Ornberg finished her freshman regular season with a 10-6 record at No. 1 singles to earn ASUN Freshman of the Year. She added First Team All-Conference honors as she guided the Eagles to an undefeated conference regular season slate.

- Courtney Vernon, FGCU: Collecting her second-straight ASUN Coach of the Year accolade, Vernon produced FGCU's first-ever ASUN Regular Season title with a 6-0 mark in conference play. Overall, the Eagles finished the regular season with a 14-4 mark.

The 2017 ASUN Women's Tennis Championship begins on Friday, Apr. 21st on the campus of FGCU at 12 PM ET. No. 3 NJIT takes on No. 6 Kennesaw State and No. 4 Stetson faces No. 5 Lipscomb. Both matches take place at 12 PM. No. 1 FGCU and No. 2 North Florida received first-round byes.


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