Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sac State women's streak of Big Sky MVPs ends

   For the first time in 12 years, a Sacramento State woman was not named the Big Sky Conference MVP.
   That honor went to Montana junior Haley Driver of Scottsdale, Ariz., the league announced Thursday.
   But two Hornets, senior Sophie Lohscheidt of Germany and sophomore Daria Savchenko of Russia, made the All-Big Sky first team.
   Two other Sac State women were honored. Freshman Alina Soltanici of Moldova was named to the second team, and sophomore Olivia Boija of Sweden received honorable mention.
   Boija beat Laurence Pelchat in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 4 singles Sunday to give Sac State a 4-3 victory over Montana in the final of the Big Sky tournament in the Sacramento suburb of Gold River.
   Two Sac State men, junior Roy Brandys of Poland and sophomore Niranjan Ram of India, were named first-team All-Big Sky. No other Hornets men received recognition.
   Big West Conference -- Two UC Davis freshmen, Alec Adamson of Corona del Mar and James Wade of San Marino, were selected to the All-Big West Conference first team in men's singles, the league announced this week.
   Adamson also made the first team in doubles with sophomore Adam Levie of Solana Beach.
   UCD's Kyle Miller, a senior from Pacific Grove, was named to the second team in singles. Also, sophomore Brett Bacharach of Newcastle and senior Adam Luba of Salinas made the second team in doubles.
   On the women's side, the Aggies' Megan Heneghan earned first-team All-Big West honors in singles for the third time in four years. Heneghan, from Tustin, also received honorable mention in doubles with senior Melissa Kobayakawa of Cupertino.
   UCD senior Nicole Koehly of Santa Ana and junior Layla Sanders of El Cerrito were selected to the first team in doubles. 

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