Junior Karoline Haller and senior Linsey Verstrepen were honored by the Horizon League Thursday night as the league announced its women's tennis postseason awards. Haller was named to the First Team while Verstrepen was selected to the Second Team.
Haller (Bekkestua, Norway), the reigning Horizon League Player of the Week, also earned that honor on March 7. On the season, Haller has recorded 13 singles wins, including decisions over Butler, Ball State, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Cleveland State, Valparaiso, Detroit Mercy, Oakland and Northern Kentucky. She also has 20 doubles wins, including Dayton, Butler, Ball State, Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Toledo, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Cleveland State and UIC.
A First Team All-League honoree in 2016, Haller currently ranks 10th on the Raider all-time win list in singles with 60 and is just outside of the top 10 in doubles wins (56) and overall wins (116).
Verstrepen (Westerlo, Belgium) has posted 22 wins in singles this season, including victories over Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton, Butler, Bowling Green, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Valparaiso, Detroit Mercy and Oakland. She has also added 28 doubles wins this season, including Cincinnati, Toledo, Xavier, Dayton, Butler, Bowling Green, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Cleveland State and UIC. Verstrepen teamed with Haller in receiving the league's Doubles Team of the Week honor on March 7.
This is the third time that Verstrepen as been selected Second Team All-League as she also received the honor in 2014 and 2016. She is currently fourth on the Raider all-time win list in singles with 84, tied for third in doubles with 83 and is third in overall wins with 167.
Wright State (14-13, 4-5 Horizon) opens Horizon League Tournament play on Friday, April 28, at 3:00 as the #6 seed Raiders face #3 seed UIC in the opening round at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
First Team All-Horizon League
Margita Sunjic, Fr., Northern Kentucky
Karoline Haller, Jr., Wright State
Dominika Lackova, Sr., Youngstown State
Oana Manole, Sr., UIC
Noelly Longi Nsimba, Jr., Youngstown State
Anna Davydova, Sr., Detroit Mercy
Second Team All-Horizon League
Victoria Bensimon, Sr., Cleveland State
Isabella Spindler, So., Cleveland State
Klara Skopac, Sr., Northern Kentucky
Allison Motea, Fr., Oakland
Linsey Verstrepen, Sr., Wright State
Georgie Sanders, So., UIC
Player of the Year: Margita Sunjic, Fr., Northern Kentucky
Freshman of the Year: Margita Sunjic, Northern Kentucky
Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award: Alysa Straub, Sr., Milwaukee
Coach of the Year: Shannon Tully, UIC