May 2, 2012
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference office announced this morning that LMU senior April Bisharat and freshman Tory Parravi have been named to the All-WCC second team for the accomplishments in singles play. In addition to their singles awards, Bisharat and Parravi also received honorable mention for doubles play with partners Claudia Razzeto and Ashley Anderson, respectively.
Bisharat went 3-3 in the WCC as the Lions #1 singles player despite suffering an arm injury this season. Her victories included wins over Nastya Polyakova of Portland and Desiree Tran of BYU who also received All-WCC honors. In doubles, Bisharat and Razzeto were 8-1 in dual matches and went undefeated in conference with a record of 6-0.
Parravi went 13-8 in dual matches in her first season. She held a 5-2 record in conference play including a win against Catherine Isip of St. Mary's who was named to the All-WCC first team. The freshman started the season at #4 singles advancing quickly to #2 and occasionally playing in the #1 position due to Bisharat's injury. With doubles partner Anderson, the pair gained wins over Reed and Wartenburger of San Francisco, Polykava and Fuchs of Portland and Coupez and Claus of San Diego who received second-team honors.
Santa Clara sophomore Katie Le was named the WCC Player of the Year after ending the regular season with an 18-5 record at the No. 1 singles spot. Le was also named WCC Player of the Month in March after stringing together a 10-match winning streak. Le was ranked No. 49 in the country, as of April 24, and currently awaits her fate in the NCAA Women's Tennis Individual Tournament.
Freshman Lorraine Guillermo, who came to Pepperdine from Rowland High School in California as one of the top recruits in Southern California, garnered WCC Freshman of the Year honors after going 7-1 in conference play and 13-7 in dual competition at the No. 2 singles position. Guillermo ended the regular season on a strong note, winning nine of her last 10 matches.
San Diego head coach Sherri Stephens was selected as the WCC Coach of the Year by the conference coaches after leading her Toreros to their first ever West Coast Conference title in program history. Aside from putting together a 13-9 overall record, the Toreros defeated reigning WCC Champion Pepperdine in the WCC final by a score of 4-2 to take home this year's conference crown and the automatic bid to make it San Diego's second straight appearance in the NCAA tournament.
The 2012 all-conference first team was selected by the conference coaches, based on overall season performance. All-WCC Second Team members were chosen based on the same criteria, plus performance at the recent WCC Championships.
Below is the full list of All-WCC First and Second Team members in singles and doubles, including honorable mention:
2012 WCC Women's Tennis Postseason Award Winners
WCC Player of the Year: Katie Le, Santa Clara
WCC Freshman of the Year: Lorraine Guillermo, Pepperdine
WCC Coach of the Year: Sherri Stephens, San Diego
All-WCC First Team Singles
Anna Depenau, San Diego
Catherine Isip, Saint Mary's
Jenny Jullien, Saint Mary's
Juliette Coupez, San Diego
Katie Le, Santa Clara
Khunpak Issara, Pepperdine
All-WCC Second Team Singles
Ale Granillo, Pepperdine
Anna Chkhikvishvili, Saint Mary's
April Bisharat, Loyola Marymount
Desiree Tran, BYU
Lorraine Guillermo, Pepperdine
Tory Parravi, Loyola Marymount
Honorable Mention: Ali Walters, PEP; Arianna Colffer, PEP; Julia Wartenburger, USF; Kacie Wagner, SCU; Kristina Zauere, GON; Laura Claus, USD; Megan Price, BYU; Meghan Sheehan-Dizon, BYU; Morgan Anderson, BYU; Nastya Polyakova, POR; Valeska Hoath, POR
All-WCC First Team Doubles
Anna Depenau/Maja Sujica, San Diego
Khunpak Issara/Lorraine Guillermo, Pepperdine
Jessica Agra/Katie Le, Santa Clara
All-WCC Second Team Doubles
Anna Chkhikvishvili/Catherine Isip, Saint Mary's
Jade Frampton/Jenny Jullien, Saint Mary's
Juliette Coupez/Laura Claus, San Diego
Honorable Mention: Ali Walters/Arianna Colffer; PEP, April Bisharat/Claudia Razzeto, LMU; Ashley Anderson/Tory Parravi, LMU; Katie Edwards/Kristina Zauere, GON; Megan Price/Meghan Sheehan-Dizon, BYU