Sophia Adams earns Southern Conference All-Freshman honors in her first season at UNCG
Sophia Adams earns Southern Conference All-Freshman honors in her first season at UNCG
Courtesy: Photo Courtesy of Carlos Morales

Adams Earns All-Freshman Honors 04-19-2017

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Sophia Adams (Miami, Fla./TERRA Environmental Institute) earned Southern Conference All-Freshman honors for her performance during the 2017 season.  In her first season in Greensboro, Adams went 8-7, and 5-2 in Southern Conference play. 

Adams is the only Spartan on the All-SoCon list.  Ansley Speaks of Furman took home the Player of the Year award, with teammate Danni Vines earning Freshman of the Year.

First Team


Marina Guinart Espana, ETSU

Ioanna Markesini, ETSU

Ansley Speaks, Furman

Danni Vines, Furman

Katia Stavroulaki, Mercer

Ellie Gerlach, Samford


Marina Guinart Espana/Ioanna Markesini, ETSU

Ansley Speaks/Aryn Greene, Furman

Danni Vines/Katarina Weymouth, Furman

Second Team

Singles (by position)

No. 1 – Samantha Caswell – Chattanooga

No. 2 – Katarina Weymouth, Furman

No. 3 – Alory Pereira, ETSU

No. 4 – Katarina Kozarov, Furman

No. 5 – Haley Powell, Mercer

No. 6 – Annika Hepp, Samford

Doubles (by position)

No. 1 – Samantha Caswell/Rachele Gazzola, Chattanooga

No. 2 – Lauren McCall/Jordan Strickland, Western Carolina

No. 3 – Katarina Kozarov/Blair Martin, Furman


Yi Chi Ma, ETSU

Danni Vines, Furman

Katarina Kozarov, Furman

Sophia Adams, UNCG

Elsa Pool, Samford

Jordan Strickland, Western Carolina

Player of the Year

Ansley Speaks, Furman

Freshman of the Year

Danni Vines, Furman

Co-Sportsmanship Award

Jordan Strickland, Western Carolina

Catherine Martin, Wofford 

Coach of the Year

Adam Herendeen, Furman

The women’s tennis team is back in action this Friday at 3:00 p.m. as it takes on the Mercer Bears in Spartanburg.


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