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April 27, 2013

VSU tennis players named All-GSC

VALDOSTA — Four Valdosta State women’s tennis players and two men’s players have been named to the All-Gulf South Conference team.

Michelle Fischer, Alina Nagel, Laura Ubeda and Jennifer Rink made the women’s All-Conference team. Konstantin Kutschenko and Konstantin Kutschenko made the men’s All-GSC team. Schemm was also chosen the GSC’s Freshman of the Year.

Fischer and Nagel were both named to the All-GSC first team. Fischer earned first team honors for the second straight year. She played No. 1 in both singles and doubles for the Lady Blazers. She was 11-4 in singles, including a 6-1 record in conference play, and went 9-12 in doubles, including 6-2 against the GSC.

After earning first team honors in 2011 and second team honors last year, Nagel returned to the first team this year. She played No. 2 in singles and split time between No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. She was 9-6 in singles play, including a perfect 7-0 mark against league competition, and went 11-10, including 6-2 in GSC play, in doubles.

Rink and Ubeda both received second team honors. Rink was 7-8 at No. 3 singles on the season and tallied a 9-10 record at No. 3 doubles. Ubeda, who played No. 4 singles, registered a 15-2 singles record and a 13-7 mark in doubles, where she played No. 2.

Kutschenko was voted to the team for the second straight year after playing No. 1 in both singles and doubles this season. Kutschenko tallied a 15-4 record in singles play during the season, including a perfect 6-0 mark in GSC play, and was 12-9 in doubles action, including a 5-1 record in conference matches.

Schemm played No. 2 singles for the Blazers during the season and compiled an 11-9 record, including a 4-3 mark in GSC action. In doubles play, Schemm played at No. 3 and tallied a 7-14 record.

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