Tennis' Howlett Named to All-Louisiana Team
BATON ROUGE – LSU women’s tennis senior Olivia Howlett earned second-team All-Louisiana honors, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association announced on Sunday.
The Bridgewater, England, native enjoyed a breakout senior season in 2012 as she led the team with 20 singles wins dating back to the fall. Howlett also tied for the team lead with 11 dual match singles victories.
She earned SEC Player of the Week honors for the week of March 26 after posting a singles win 6-2, 6-2 against Caitlin Williams to lead LSU to an upset victory over then-No. 12 Tennessee. She went on to defeat Georgia’s then-No.51 Lauren Herring 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7) in the same weekend for what was her fourth-consecutive triumph.
The men’s and women’s all-state teams were selected by the tennis sports information directors of the state after nominations were made. Under LSWA rules, SIDs could not vote for their school’s players.
2012 LSWA Louisiana Women’s Tennis Team
Name, School/Class/Hometown/Record, Notes
Alena Erofeyeva, La. Tech/Jr./Yekaterinburg, Russia/26-8 singles, 19 dual wins
Polina Konop, Northwestern State/So./Kiev, Ukraine/1st Team All-SLC, 16-3 singles
Mariam Kurdadze, Tulane/Sr./Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia/1st Team All-C-USA, 26-10, 7th S. Region
Emma Levy, Tulane/Jr./Princeton Junction, N. J./2nd Team All C-USA, 26-8 singles
Caroline Magnusson, Tulane/Jr./Bjarred, Sweden/30-7 singles, second wins in C-USA
Parija Maloo, Nicholls/Jr./Pune, India/Nicholls Female S-AOY, 18-3 singles
Player of the Year – Mariam Kurdadze, Tulane
Freshman of the Year – TATIANA LORINA, Northwestern State
Newcomer of the Year – PARIJA MALOO, Nicholls
Coach of the Year – TERRI SISK, Tulane
Women’s Second Team
Marie Aubert, Nicholls (Fr., France); Elne Barnard, Louisiana Tech (Sr., Port Elizabeth, South Africa); Olga Bazhanova, Northwestern State (Sr., Nikolaeu, Ukraine); Olivia Howlett, LSU (Sr., Bridgewater, England); Tatiana Larina, Northwestern State (Fr., Taganrog, Russia); Andrea Nedorostova, Northwestern State (Jr., Brno, Czech Republic).