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Santa Clara Junior Katie Le is the WCC Women's Tennis Singles Player of the Month


 

 
 

Dec. 6, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference is pleased to recognize its November Women's Tennis Singles Player of the Month, Katie Le from Santa Clara University, and Doubles Players of the Month, Lorraine Guillermo and Khunpak Issara from Pepperdine University.

WOMEN'S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE MONTH
KATIE LE, JR., SANTA CLARA

Santa Clara junior Katie Le is the WCC Women's Tennis Singles Player of the Month for November. Le - the 2012 WCC Player of the Year as a sophomore - won the Santa Clara's first-ever match at the ITA Indoor Nationals in early November when she defeated No. 26 Zoe Dubrucker of North Carolina. Le is currently ranked No. 41 in the country.

In the second round, Le battled No. 35 Hanna Mar of Duke. Mar took control early and bested Le 6-1, 6-1. Le is the first Santa Clara women's tennis player to receive a bid to the ITA Indoor championships. Addidtionally, last season Le was the first player to receive an individual bid to the NCAA singles championships. During her two previous seasons Le has amassed a total of 41 wins. She was tabbed as the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year in 2010-11 and last year was First Team All-WCC. During her two previous seasons Le has amassed a total of 41 wins.

2012 WCC WOMEN'S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE MONTH
November: Katie Le, Santa Clara
October: Tory Parravi, Loyola Marymount
September: Lorraine Guillermo, Pepperdine

WOMEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
LORRAINE GUILLERMO, SO./KHUNPAK ISSARA, RS-SR., PEPPERDINE

Pepperdine sophomore Lorraine Guillermo and redshirt senior Khunpak Issara are the WCC Women's Doubles Tennis Players of the Month for November. Issara/Guillermo went 3-1 during the month of November after reaching the semifinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship in Flushing, N.Y. The tandem, who were unseeded amongst the 20 teams participating, opened the national tournament with an 8-3 win over Cristina Stancu and Stefania Hristov of Texas A&M. In the round of 16, the Wave pair faced No. 30 Kate Fuller and Lauren Herring of Georgia, Issara/Guillermo handily won again by a score of 8-3.

Issara/Guillermo won an exciting match against Tennessee's Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely in the semifinals. Although Boren and Szekely were the tournament's No. 2 seed and favorited to move on, Issara and Guillermo powered through to fight off match point and win 9-7. In the semifinals, which transitioned from an eight-game pro-set to a best-of-three sets format, the Waves dropped a close 7-5 decision to Stephanie Nauta and Li Xi of Virginia. With the momentum in their favor, the Cavaliers took set two 6-2 to end the Waves' run. Issara and Guillermo conclude the fall season with a 7-2 record.

Also nominated: Kelly Lamble/Maggie McGeorge, SCU

2012 WCC WOMEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
November: Lorraine Guillermo/Khunpak Issara, Pepperdine
October: Lorraine Guillermo/Khunpak Issara, Pepperdine