W&L's HAGERMAN NAMED ITA ATLANTIC SOUTH SENIOR
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior Lindsay Hagerman
(Wichita Falls, Texas/Highland Park) has been named the 2005 Intercollegiate
Tennis Association (ITA) Atlantic South Senior Player of the Year. Additionally,
sophomore Emily Applegate (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud) was named the
Player to Watch, while 17th-year head coach Cinda Rankin was named the
Coach of the Year.
Hagerman, a two-time ODAC Player of the Year and a six-time
All-American, is currently 29-1 in singles and 23-2 in doubles this season.
She captured the ITA Division III National Singles Championships in the
fall and was the ITA Co-National Rookie of the Year in 2002. Hagerman
also holds the W&L all-time record for singles (109-17) and doubles
Applegate, a two-time ODAC Player of the Week and First
Team All-ODAC selection, is a perfect 14-0 in singles and 13-1 in doubles
this season. She also has an unblemished 9-0 singles record against opponents
from nationally-ranked teams and has lost only two sets in those nine
Rankin, a 10-time ODAC Coach of the Year and two-time ITA
National Coach of the Year, earned the ITA Atlantic South Coach of the
Year award. She helped lead the Generals to their 15th ODAC Championship
and 13th NCAA Tournament apperance this season. Rankin led W&L to
NCAA runner-up finishes in both the 1996 and 2003 seasons and to a school-record
24 wins in both the 2003 and 2004 campaigns. Rankin's career record stands
at 328-54 (.859).
Hagerman and Applegate will both compete in the NCAA Division
III Singles and Doubles Championships, while the third-ranked Generals
return to action against No. 8 Denison in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Wednesday
at Kalamazoo College. The match begins at 9:30 am.
Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450