Salisbury starting lineup earns All-CAC women's tennis honors

Salisbury starting lineup earns All-CAC women's tennis honors

YORK, Pa. - The entire starting lineup for the Salisbury University women's tennis team was selected to one of the two Capital Athletic Conference 2008 all-conference teams. The Sea Gulls also saw their No. 1 and No. 3 doubles teams recognized as well.

Junior Anna Marie Kable and sophomore Kelly Fahrner, who were both second-team singles selections a year ago, were honored as All-CAC first team members this year for their strong play at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. Fahrner was the only sophomore on the first team, dominated by juniors from University of Mary Washington.

The four other singles players for the Sea Gulls were named to the second team. Junior Hannah Parsons and sophomore Rachel Iosue claimed their second consecutive All-CAC second team honors. Junior Robyn Wendell and sophomore Jackie Burr were each named to the second team for the first time.

The No. 1 women's doubles team comprised of Burr and Kable (13-2), who upset the nationally ranked duo from The College of New Jersey of Christina Contrafatto and Jackie Shtemberg (ranked No. 23 in the country and third in the Northeast region), were named to the All-CAC first team. The duo received second team honors last year. Salisbury's other All-CAC doubles selection was Fahrner and Iosue (10-3), who were recognized for the first time together, as they landed on the second team.

The SU women's team posted its best wins total in school history with a 16-5 mark and was second in the conference with a 5-1 record. Salisbury earned a second place finish in the conference tournament as they were unable to knock off national power Mary Washington. The good news for the maroon and gold was there was no senior on this year's roster.

The Eagles swept all three of the major CAC postseason awards for the third straight year and had every starter at singles and doubles recognized. St. Mary's (Md.) College was the only other CAC school to have players recognized as one of its doubles teams rounded out the first team.

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