FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced its yearly awards for women's tennis on Monday and Salisbury University freshman Sydney Soto was named the league's co-Rookie of the Year, while two of her teammates were named to the All-CAC teams.
In her first year in maroon and gold, Soto posted a 13-5 record in singles play, primarily at the No. 4 spot in the lineup, with a 6-1 mark in conference play. The Peachtree, Georgia native was 4-0 in her matches at No. 2 singles and earned a win in her lone contest at No. 3. In doubles play, Soto spent the year with sophomore Jordan Schaefer, playing mainly at the No. 2 spot, with a 14-6 record overall and a 6-1 mark in CAC play.
Soto is the fifth Sea Gull to earn women's CAC Rookie of the Year, and the second in the past three years as Zoe Moffat was named the league's top rookie in 2016.
Joining Soto with CAC accolades are sophomores Annika Kezman and Julia Kwedi, who each earned honors for both singles and doubles play. Kezman was named to the first team for singles after posting a 13-6 record this season, playing exclusively at the No. 1 spot, going 3-2 in CAC play. Kwedi played all 16 of her singles matches at No. 2, going 13-3, with a 2-1 mark in league play earning second-team All-CAC honors.
Kwedi and Kezman joined forces in doubles play throughout the year, playing 18 of the team's 22 matches at No. 1, with a 13-5 record. The duo went 4-1 in CAC play and was named to the All-CAC first team.
This is the first doubles honor for the pair, while Kezman is a repeat pick for the first team in singles and it marks Kwedi's second consecutive second-team nod for singles.
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