Vojcinakova, Hutchinson and Botusharova Earn All-State Honors
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. – The 2017 Virginia Sports Information Directors Women's Tennis All-State honors were announced on Thursday and Old Dominion's Borislava Botusharova and Holly Hutchinson were named to the All-State Singles Second Team, while Hutchinson and Ingrid Vojcinakova garnered All-State Second Team accolades for doubles.
Vojcinakova (Žilina, Slovakia) ended her senior campaign garnering All-Conference USA First Team honors for singles and All C-USA Second Team honors for doubles with teammate Holly Hutchinson. Vojcinakova compiled an overall singles record of 10-4 and competed at all spots within the Old Dominion lineup.
Botusharova (Pazardzhik, Bulgaria) was named to the All C-USA First Team for singles, as she was nationally ranked all season. She played No. 1 and No. 2 singles during the spring and compiled an 11-3 record. She was 7-3 at No. 1 position and 4-0 at No. 2 position. She delivered the deciding point during the First Round of the C-USA Tournament match against UAB. Botusharova ended the season nationally ranked No. 117.
Hutchinson (Middlesex, England), the 2017 Conference USA Freshman of the Year, was nationally ranked in singles all year and was also the highest ranked freshman in the C-USA for the entire season. She was named to the All Conference USA First Team for singles and All-Conference Second Team for doubles. In the fall, she defeated the No. 11 nationally ranked 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 finished the year nationally ranked No. 101.
Overall, William & Mary led all programs with five all-state selections and two major awards. Old Dominion and VCU tied for second with three all-state selections while JMU, Hampton and Virginia Tech each had a pair. Liberty, Virginia and Richmond each featured one honoree.
2017 VaSID All-State Women's Tennis, University Division
Player of the Year – Marie Faure, College of William & Mary
Coach of the Year – Tyler Thomson, College of William & Mary
Rookie of the Year – Rosie Johanson, University of Virginia
All-State First Team
Marie Faure/Lauren Goodman – College of William & Mary
Evangeline Crist/Anna Dollar – Liberty University
Janina Braun/Anna Rasmussen – VCU
Janina Braun - VCU
Marie Faure – College of William & Mary
Timea Guibe – JMU
Rosie Johanson – University of Virginia
Anna Rasmussen – VCU
Ekaterina Stepanova – College of William & Mary
All-State Second Team
Kristina Titova/Mariam Mitaishvili – Hampton
Timea Guibe/Kimmy Herrock – JMU
Holly Hutchinson/Ingrid Vojcinakova – ODU
Kiana Marshall/Lyndell Giffenig – Richmond
Borislava Botusharova – ODU
Rosie Cheng – College of William & Mary
Francesca Fusinato – Virginia Tech
Holly Hutchinson – ODU
Natalie Novotna – Virginia Tech
Natalia Perry – College of William & Mary
Kristina Titova – Hampton