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LMU Well Represented in All-WCC Selections

May 2, 2006

San Bruno, Calif. - When the West Coast Conference released its list of all-conference honorees on Tuesday, the Lions were all over it. Every player in Loyola Marymount's six-woman lineup received conference recognition in either singles or doubles.

The recognition comes on the heels of LMU's second appearance in the WCC Championship title match in the last six seasons. The Lions, currently ranked 66th in the nation as a team, took second place in the WCC after entering the championships as the third seed.

In the 30th season of women's tennis at LMU, Head Coach Jamie Sanchez has been at the helm of the program since its inception. For his efforts this season, he was named WCC Co-Coach of the Year. He shared the honor with Pepperdine's Gualberto Escudero.

Sophomore Pavla Mesterova was a first-team All-WCC selection after finishing the 2005-06 season 25-10 overall in singles. Currently ranked 90th in the nation in singles, Mesterova was also named LMU's Co-Female Athlete of the Year and Newcomer of the Year.

In doubles, Mesterova and teammate Robyn Baker earned the first-team All-WCC selection after some big wins throughout the season. At the WCC Championships, the duo topped the 36th-ranked doubles team from San Diego to help the Lions advance to the title match. Earlier in the season, Mesterova and Baker defeated Fresno State's then-sixth ranked double team 8-4. Mesterova and Baker hold a current national doubles ranking of 50th.

Baker also earned second-team All-WCC honors in singles, while team captain Patrycia Hubl and freshmen Sladjana Kos and Maja Sundac received honorable mention recognition.

Hubl and teammate Erin Ivey were named second-team All-WCC in doubles, while the duo of Kos and Sundac received the honorable mention nod.

The 2006 season marked the first time WCC coaches voted on second-team selections.