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Lambert, Young Earn Women's Tennis All-Conference Honors

May 2, 2006

San Bruno, CA - The West Coast Conference announced its postseason honors for the women's tennis season and Aude Lambert was named to the first team, while Erin Young was named the Freshman of the Year on Tuesday afternoon.

Saint Mary's senior Kate Harden also earned second team honors, along with sophomore Jessica Hoath. The doubles team of Lambert and Hoath also earned second-team honors for the Gaels.

Erin Young was named WCC Freshman of the Year on Tuesday.

Lambert, who went 13-7 on the season at the No. 1 position, was named to the first team for the second consecutive season.

Erin Young finished the season with a 10-5 record at the No. 4 position and was the first Gael in school history to win the Freshman of the Year honor.

Conference coaches selected a second team All-WCC squad for the first time in league history, and the team was filled with first-time honorees. Pepperdine's Merve Asimgil and Eva Dickes were named to the second team, while Saint Mary's also placed two players on the squad in Kate Harden and Jessica Hoath. LMU's Robyn Baker and San Diego's Jenny Brown round out the second team All-WCC selections.

Harden finished conference play with a 7-4 record and Hoath went 12-7 on the year and 7-4 during conference. The doubles team of Lambert and Hoath finished the season 13-5.

2006 Women's Singles All-Conference Team

First TeamNatalie Braverman, PepperdineBianca Dulgheru, PepperdineSylvia Kosakowski, PepperdineAude Lambert, Saint Mary'sPavla Mesterova, Loyola MarymountEmma Murphy, San DiegoSecond TeamMerve Asimgil, PepperdineRobyn Baker, Loyola MarymountJenny Brown, San DiegoEva Dickes, PepperdineKate Harden, Saint Mary'sJessica Hoath, Saint Mary'sHonorable MentionEmily Anderson, GON; Patrycia Hubl, LMU; Sladjana Kos, LMU;Maja Sundac, LMU; Camille Pamart, USF, Mylene Martin, USF;Emma Taylor, USF; Myra Davoudi, SCU; Casey Knutson, SCUIndividual AwardsPlayer of the Year: Bianca Dulgheru, PepperdineFreshman of the Year: Erin Young, Saint Mary'sCo-Coaches of the Year: Jamie Sanchez, LMUGualberto Escudero, PEP
2006 Women's Doubles All-Conference Team
First TeamRobyn Baker & Pavla Mesterova, Loyola MarymountMerve Asimgil & Sylvia Kosakowski, PepperdineLauren Perl & Emma Murphy, San DiegoSecond TeamPatrycia Hubl & Erin Ivey, Loyola MarymountEva Dickes & Bianca Dulgheru, PepperdineJenny Sperry & Emma Taylor, San FranciscoAude Lambert & Jessica Hoath, Saint Mary'sHonorable MentionSladjana Kos/Maja Sundac, LMU