April 23, 2014
RENO, Nev. - Two players from the University of Nevada women's tennis teams have earned conference recognition, as announced by the Mountain West on Wednesday evening.
Nevada, fresh off of its defeat of No. 10 Utah State in the Mountain West Championships, will have two players receive conference honors for their play in the 2014 season. Senior Michelle Okhremchuk and freshman Sheila Morales Hidalgo were named to both the Mountain West All-Conference Singles and Doubles teams.
Okhremchuk is currently 13-7 in spring 2014, while 22-9 overall. This season, Okhremchuk broke Tracy King's 23-year-old mark for the most career singles victories in Nevada history (83) by pushing her total to 87. She has had at least 21 victories in each of her four seasons at Nevada, and she is currently tied with her career single-season best of 23 wins. This is the fourth year that Okhremchuk has earned conference honors, and the second time in the Mountain West. She was a member of the All-WAC Singles teams in her freshman and sophomore seasons.
Morales joined the Wolf Pack in the fall, and has been off to a stellar start in her collegiate career. She notched a 15-15 record, with a 12-8 mark in dual action, exclusively from court two. Her first win as a member of the Pack was in September of 2013 during the Cal-Nike Invitational. This is the first singles award of her career.
Okhremchuk and Morales led Nevada as a duo in doubles action with a 14-2 record through the spring, and played all their matches from court one. This is the fourth year that Okhremchuk has received doubles honors, and Morales is her third partner for the award (Emma Verberne in 2012-13, Florence De Vrye in 2011). This is the first doubles honor in the career of Morales.
The Wolf Pack will be in action again on Friday, April 25 at 2 pm when it battles No. 2 seed New Mexico in the Quarterfinals of the Mountain West Championships in Fresno, Calif.
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