Women's Tennis Earns Five North Atlantic Conference Honors

Women's Tennis Earns Five North Atlantic Conference Honors

WATERVILLE, Maine – Five members of the Husson University women's tennis team received recognition from the North Atlantic Conference by being named to the 2017 All-Conference team. Charlotte Bednarz and Sarah Smith led the way for the Eagles by earning First Team Doubles honors.

Bednarz and Smith have been named to the All-Conference doubles team for the second time in their career. They are the second set of doubles in program history to be named All-Conference in back-to-back years. The duo went 6-2, including 5-2 in conference play. 

Earning her second All-NAC conference singles honors, Smith has had an impressive graduate year. On the singles circuit, she went 6-2 on the year, including 5-2 in the NAC. Smith will finish her career as the program's most successful singles player with 16 career wins.

Emma Fontaine earned her first mention on the conference's sportsmanship team. It is reserved for those that have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the women's tennis culture and match environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that goes beyond the tennis playing rules and etiquette.

Wrapping up Husson's honors with a place on the All-Second Singles Team is Meridith Blessard, with her third career appearance on the All-Conference team. Blessard went 2-2 on the season, with the wins coming in conference play.

Women's tennis takes on Castleton University in the NAC Championship semifinal match beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Colby-Sawyer College. If they win, the Eagles will advance to the title contest later in the afternoon against the winner of the other semifinal featuring Colby-Sawyer and MCLA.

View full NAC release here.