Falcon, Robinson Named to All-SEC Women's Tennis Teams

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Falcon, Robinson Named to All-SEC Women's Tennis Teams

BATON ROUGE — Both Megan Falcon and Hannah Robinson have led the LSU women’s tennis team in victories for most of the season, and for their efforts both have been named to the All-Southeastern Conference teams, the league office announced Wednesday.
 
Falcon, who is ranked No. 12 in the nation in singles, was a unanimous selection on the All-SEC First Team for the second straight season. Last season, Falcon was named SEC Player of the Year by going undefeated in conference play.
 
Robinson was named to the All-SEC Second Team. The honor is the first of Robinson’s career.
 
“It’s impressive for Megan and Hannah to be named First and Second Team All-SEC,” LSU head coach Tony Minnis said. “Megan is a tremendous player and she showed it by making All-SEC two years in a row. I am really proud of Hannah stepping her game up. She is just a sophomore, but the strides she has made this season have been phenomenal.”
 
On the season, both Falcon and Robinson lead the team in overall and dual victories. Falcon boasts a 25-5 overall record and is 17-3 in dual play. Falcon also holds 11 wins over ranked opponents, including a victory over then-No. 1 Aurelija Miseviciute of Arkansas in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. Falcon finished the regular season at 8-3 in conference play. Falcon also teamed up with Mykala Hedberg in doubles, and the duo finished 6-4 against SEC foes with five of the wins coming against ranked doubles teams.
 
“It is nice to be named First Team All-SEC two years in a row,” Falcon said. “My goal is to get SEC Player of the Year like I did last year, so I obviously have some areas in my game I need to work on and get better. The year is not over, so hopefully I can play better now and in the NCAA Tournament.”
 
Robinson holds a 25-7 overall record and a 17-4 dual record. Robinson finished the regular season at 8-3 in conference play. Robinson also leads the team with a seven-match win streak that dates back to March 26 when Robinson clinched the match against Colorado with a three-set victory over Veera Nurmi, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
 
“It’s an honor to be named All-SEC, but I feel like it’s a team effort,” Robinson said. “I have just been playing hard for my teammates because they have been playing hard for me, but I am honored to be All-SEC.”
 
The First and Second teams are each comprised of 12 players from around the conference as voted upon by the league coaches. There was a tie this season in the Second Team ballot, so 13 players are listed.
 
LSU (13-8, 6-5 SEC) will be back on the courts at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the first round of the SEC Tournament against Alabama.
 
SEC Awards List
 
Coach of the Year:
  Michael Hegarty, Arkansas
Player of the Year: Fani Chifchieva, Auburn
Freshman of the Year: Julia Cohen, Florida
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Aurelija Miseviciute, Arkansas
 
All-Freshman Team
Tiffany Welcher, Alabama
Julia Cohen, Florida
Cameron Ellis, Georiga
Megan Broderick, Kentucky
Karen Nijssen, Ole Miss
Keilly Ulery, Vanderbilt
 
All-SEC First Team
Aurelija Miseviciute, Arkansas*
Ela Kaluder, Arkansas*
Fani Chifchieva, Auburn*
Alex Haney, Auburn
Whitney Benik, Florida
Julia Cohen, Florida
Csilla Borsanyi, Florida
Monica Dancevic, Georgia
Yvette Hyndman, Georgia*
Megan Falcon, LSU*
Taka Bertrand, Vanderbilt
Amanda Taylor, Vanderbilt*
 
All-SEC Second Team
Anastasia Revzina, Florida
Megan Alexander, Florida
Naoka Ueshima, Georgia
Cameron Ellis, Georgia
Megan Broderick, Kentucky
Christine Johnston, Kentucky
Hannah Robinson, LSU
Gira Schofield, South Carolina
Ana Maria Zubori, South Carolina
Natasa Vuckovic, South Carolina
Caitlin Whoriskey, Tennessee
Catherine Newman, Vanderbilt
Karen Njissen, Ole Miss
 
*unanimous