Tennis All-Conference Teams Announced

Release: 05/01/2008
Courtesy: America East Communications

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Boston University’s Francine Whu and Stony Brook’s Artem Baradach were named America East Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Year, respectively, to highlight the conference’s annual award winners. Baradach also took home Rookie of the Year honors on the men’s side, while Binghamton’s Anna Edelman received the honor for the women. The Albany women’s coaching staff and the Binghamton men’s staff were tabbed Coaching Staffs of the Year to round out the major award winners. All honorees were determined in a vote by the league’s head coaches.

Whu led the Terriers to their 15th straight America East title and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. Baradach compiled a 20-5 singles record and a 13-7 mark in doubles play.

Edelman, a second-team all-conference selection in single and a first-team choice in doubles. racked up 53 wins in her first collegiate season. She went 24-7 in singles action and 29-4 in doubles play.

Albany, which is coached by Elissa Kinard, set a program-record with 18 wins this season to earn women’s Coaching Staff of the Year honors. Binghamton, which is coached by Adam Cohen, went 13-10 this season and captured its fourth league title in six years to earn men’s Coaching Staff of the Year accolades.

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Singles First-Team All-Conference

#1 Francine Whu, Boston U.
#2 Vanessa Steiner, Boston U.
#3 Yulia Smirnova, Binghamton
#4 Cori Lefkowith, Boston U.
#5 Elizabeth Corrao, Boston U.
#6 Danielle Abraham, Boston U.

Singles Second-Team All-Conference

#1 Anna Edelman, Binghamton
#2 Lauren Bates, Binghamton
#3 Yana Sadovskaya, Boston U.
#4 Cornelia Carapcea, UMBC
#5 Erica Rosenblum, Binghamton
#6 Emily Mannix, UMBC

Doubles First-Team All-Conference

#1 Anna Edelman/Lauren Bates, Binghamton
#2 Paola Rodolfi/Sandy Wijeratne, Stony Brook
#3 Yulia Smirnova/Danielle Shapiro, Binghamton

Doubles Second-Team All-Conference

#1 Francine Whu/Vanessa Steiner, Boston U.
#2 Cori Lefkowith/Danielle Abraham, Boston U.
#3 Joy Adewumi/Cornelia Carapcea, UMBC

Player of the Year

Francine Whu, Boston U.

Rookie of the Year
Anna Edelman, Binghamton

Coaching Staff of Year


Singles First-Team All-Conference
#1 Aretem Baradach, Stony Brook
#2 Sven Vloedgraven, Binghamton
#3 Ilan Shvartz, Stony Brook
#4 Sebastian Dietz, Binghamton
#5 Arnav Jain, Binghamton
#6 Fernando Ferreria, UMBC

Singles Second-Team All-Conference
#1 Chris Meyer, UMBC
#2 Ivan Rummel, Stony Brook
#3 Irfan Shamasidin, UMBC
#4 David Jackson, UMBC
#5 Fredi Voorman, UMBC
#6 Alex Markovich, Stony Brook

Doubles First-Team All-Conference
#1 Faisal Mohamed/Gregoire Berner, Binghamton
#2 Sebastian Dietz/Sven Vloedgraven, Binghamton
#3 Arnav Jain/Moshe Levy, Binghamton

Doubles Second-Team All-Conference
#1 Artem Baradach/Alex Markovic, Stony Brook
#2 Nick Savage-Pollack/Fernando Ferreria, UMBC
#3 Chris Meyer/Fredi Voorman, UMBC

Player of the Year
Aretem Baradach, Stony Brook

Rookie of the Year

Aretem Baradach, Stony Brook

Coaching Staff of Year