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Date: July 17, 2006
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Applegate named Player of the Year

Rising Senior Emily Applegate

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) announced it's College Division All-State Tennis team recently and Washington and Lee had eight players named to the first and second teams.

Claiming First Team All-State honors for women's tennis were rising seniors Emily Applegate (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud), Kristin McClung (Charleston, W.Va./Charleston Catholic) and Ginny Wortham (Richmond, Va./Collegiate), and rising sophomore Katie Tabb (Minneapolis, Minn./Edina). Rising junior Leah Weston (Colorado Springs, N.C./Air Academy) and rising sophomore Tori Christmas (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) were named to the Second Team. Head Coach Cinda Rankin was named Coach of the Year.

For the men's team, senior David Shay (Martinez, Ga./Augusta Prep) was named to the All-State First Team, while senior Jordan Eichenberger (San Rafael, Calif./San Rafael) was named to the All-State Second Team.

In addition to earning first team honors, Applegate was also named the VaSID Player of the Year. She posted a 33-3 singles record and a 26-7 doubles mark during the 2006 season and won the NCAA Division III singles championship. Applegate earned First Team All-America honors in both singles and doubles.

Tabb was also named the Rookie of the Year, posting a 25-8 singles record and a 28-7 doubles record for the 2006 season. Tabb claimed the ODAC Championship at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles with Wortham. She garnered All-America honors by advancing to the NCAA Doubles Championship semifinals and was also named the ITA Atlantic South Rookie of the Year.

McClung, who also earned All-America honors, captured the ITA Southeast Region Doubles Championship with Applegate in the fall. She finished the 2006 season with a 16-3 singles record and a 20-7 mark in doubles.

Wortham, who earned All-America honors for the third time in her career, ended the season with a 26-6 singles record and a 30-6 mark in doubles. She won the ODAC Championship at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles this season and partnered with Tabb to advance to the NCAA Doubles Championship semifinals.

Christmas was named to the ODAC All-Tournament team and finished the 2006 campaign with a 18-6 singles record and a 10-0 mark in doubles. She won the ODAC Championship at No. 5 singles.

Weston ended the 2006 season with a 22-3 singles record and a 26-5 mark in doubles. She was the ODAC Champion at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles.

Rankin was named the VaSID Coach of the Year. She enters her 18th season as head coach with a 358-56 record and has led the Generals to 16 ODAC Championships and a second place finish at the NCAA Division III National Championships for the second consecutive season and the third time in the last four years.

On the men's side, David Shay claimed the ODAC title for No. 1 singles and teamed with Stuart Sanford (New Orleans, La./Jesuit) to earn the No. 3 doubles title. He earned ODAC Player of the Year honors and finished the 2006 season with a 15-8 singles record and an 18-7 mark in doubles.

Eichenberger won the ODAC title for No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles with teammate Charles Anderson (Brentwood, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) en route to claiming All-ODAC honors. Eichenberger recorded a 14-6 singles record and a 17-7 mark in doubles for the 2006 season.

The women's tennis team finished the 2006 season with a 28-1 overall record and the men's team finished with a 13-9 mark. Both teams won the 2006 ODAC Championship and the women's team went on to finished second at the NCAA Division III Championships.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676