Holly Hutchinson Named C-USA Freshman of the Year
By ODU Athletics
IRVING, Texas – Old Dominion women's tennis player Holly Hutchinson (Middlesex, England) was named the 2017 Conference USA Freshman of the Year on Friday afternoon, as voted on by the league's head coaches.
Hutchinson was nationally ranked in singles all year and was also the highest ranked freshman in Conference USA for the entire season. In the fall, she defeated the No. 11 nationally singles player, Sydney Campbell, of Vanderbilt.
Hutchinson's highest singles ranking was No. 57, according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). She played No. 1 and No. 2 singles during her freshman season and compiled a 10-5 record. The Middlesex, England-native was 4-4 at the No. 1 position and 6-1 at No. 2 position. Hutchinson was part of the No. 1 doubles team with three different partners throughout the season and accumulated a 7-5 record.
2016-17 CONFERENCE USA WOMEN'S TENNIS AWARDS
Player of the Year: Andrea Lazaro, FIU
Freshman of the Year: Holly Hutchinson, Old Dominion
Newcomer of the Year: Wendy Zhang, Rice
Singles Player of the Championship: Lindsey Hodge, Rice
Doubles Team of the Championship: Lindsey Hodge/Wendy Zhang, Rice
Coach of the Year: Jonatan Berhane, WKU
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