May 8, 2012
SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- The West Coast Conference has named its WCC Women's Tennis Singles Player of the Month and WCC Doubles Team of the Month for April.
WCC WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE MONTH: JULIETTE COUPEZ, SAN DIEGO, SR
Senior Juliette Coupez won the clinching match in the WCC final on April 28 with her come-from-behind 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over then-No. 63 Khunpak Issara of Pepperdine to help the Toreros claim their first-ever WCC championship. She went 5-3 on the month playing exclusively at No. 1 and went 2-2 against ranked opponents. Aside from her win over Issara, Coupez defeated then-No. 86 Jenny Jullien of Saint Mary's (April 27) in the WCC semifinal to help give USD the finals berth. She came up big when her team needed her by winning all three of her singles matches in the WCC tournament. She also moved into fourth place among USD's career singles wins leaders with her 77th career victory.
Also Nominated: Megan Price, BYU; Ashley Anderson, LMU; Anna Chkhikvishvili, SMC
2012 WCC WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
February: Jenny Jullien, Saint Mary's
March: Katie Le, Santa Clara
WCC WOMEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES TEAM OF THE MONTH: KHUNPAK ISSARA/LORRAINE GUILLERMO, PEPPERDINE
Khunpak Issara and Lorraine Guillermo have been a consistently solid doubles team for Pepperdine this season, and April was no exception. Issara and Guillermo went a perfect 8-0 to improve their overall win streak to 13 matches. Their overall record this dual season stands at 19-3. That dual season record currently ranks tied for fifth for the most wins by any Pepperdine team in a single season. For their success, Issara and Guillermo were honored as an All-WCC first team selection in doubles. Additionally, Guillermo was honored as the WCC Freshman of the Year. As a team, the Waves went 6-2 in April and captured the West Coast Conference regular season championship.
Also nominated: Megan Price/Meghan Sheehan-Dizon, BYU, Kristina Zauere/Katie Edwards, GON; April Bisharat/Claudia Razzeto, LMU; Anna Chkhikvishvili/Catherine Isip, SMC; Anna Depenau/Maja Sujica, USD
2012 WCC WOMEN'S DOUBLES TEAMS OF THE MONTH
February: Khunpak Issara/Lorraine Guillermo, Pepperdine
March: Anna Depenau/Maja Sujica, San Diego