NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---
Capping off another exhilarating 2013 season, the Cal State Northridge women's tennis team received 2013 ITA All-Academic Team Honors while six Matadors earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors for their work off the court and in the classroom. Senior Sabrina Man-Son-Hing, junior Lorraine Cheung, sophomores Monique Reid and Corrine Schnyder and freshmen Jutta Collett and Leslie Chang all achieved individual merits.
"We are very proud of the commitment our student-athletes have made to their academics as well as athletics," CSUN head coach Gary Victor said. "Sabrina and Lorraine have excelled their entire time at Northridge and served as great examples of how to be an outstanding student-athlete for their teammates."
For Man-Son-Hing and Cheung, the awards came after receiving All-Big West Doubles honors for their play in the 2013 campaign. Man-Son-Hing teamed with Anna Yang to earn First Team honors after they finished the year with a 14-6 overall record and 5-4 mark in conference competition.
The duo started out a sparkling 13-0 on the season and produced notable wins over Cal State Fullerton, UC Santa Barbara twice, Pacific, New Mexico, UC Davis and Iowa. Man-Son-Hing finished her three seasons at CSUN with a doubles record of 45-21 (.682).
Cheung teamed with senior Maria Pistalu to earn Honorable Mention honors. The tandem went 13-8 overall on the year and 5-4 against league opponents. They recorded impressive wins over UC Santa Barbara twice, New Mexico State, Pacific, UC Davis and Cal Poly.
Schnyder picked up notable singles wins over UC Riverside and UMKC while Chang recorded her first career singles win in a decision over Cal State Stanislaus. Although Collett and Reid did not see any official action in 2013, both fully practiced and participated with the team throughout the season.
Victor also singled out the Matadors' academic advisor, Michelle Almazan. A former CSUN track and field student-athlete, Victor was effusive in his praise for Almazan.
"Michelle is the best. She has always been available to our student-athletes and our coaches and always goes the extra mile for them. Her attitude makes excellence in academics infectious."
The Matadors return to the courts for several fall tournaments before starting their 2014 season next February.