Five Red Foxes Earn All-MAAC Playing Honors
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – In the pre-tournament banquet on Friday evening, five Red Fox women’s tennis players were honored by the MAAC. Senior Joana Sun (Mansfield, Mass.) led the way as she was named All-MAAC First Team at the number three singles position. Joining her in garnering First Team recognition was Marist’s second doubles team of Kelsey Raynor (Garden City, N.Y.) and Sabrina Tahir (Yonkers, N.Y.).
For the fourth consecutive year Sun earned All-MAAC First Team honors at the third singles spot. The senior went a perfect 6-0 in MAAC action and tied for the team-lead with 13 overall wins in singles play during the 2012-13 season. Overall, she’s won six All-MAAC awards during her playing career.
Raynor caps her career with her sixth All-MAAC honor as she teamed with Tahir to be chosen as the top duo in second doubles play. During the year, they led the Red Foxes with seven wins in dual matches.
On the All-MAAC Second Team, Pang and Campbell were honored for their respective play at the second and fourth single spots. As a first-year player, Pang spent the majority of her time competing in the top two singles positions. For the season, she won eight matches, including four in conference play. Campbell, a 2011 All-MAAC First Team honoree at second doubles, earned her first accolade for singles play. The junior tied Sun for the team lead with 13 wins during the regular season, with six coming versus MAAC competition.
Academically, Sun (Psychology) and Campbell (Business Administration) were recognized on the MAAC All-Academic Team. Sun is a three-time honoree, while Campbell has garnered this award twice.
To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.
The Red Foxes will begin their play in the MAAC Tournament on Saturday, April 27 with a semifinal matchup versus the third-seeded Niagara Purple Eagles. The match is slated to start at 10:00 a.m.