RENO, Nev. - Senior Caroline Bailly and junior Maria Mizyuk were selected this week by the Western Athletic Conference for All-WAC teams.
Bailly, a native of Liege, Belgium, was named first team All-WAC in singles for the third time in her career. After Nevada (13-8) defeated Idaho in the WAC Championships quarterfinal Wednesday, Bailly has compiled a 18-14 record this season in singles. In dual competition, Bailly recorded 13-8 and is 12-8 when playing in No. 1 singles. This season, Bailly has faced five opponents that were ranked in singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Mizyuk, a native of Volgodonsk, Russia, was named second team All-WAC in singles. It is the third consecutive year that Mizyuk has earned All-WAC team in her career. Coming off an injury set at last year’s WAC Championships, Mizyuk returned to the court on Jan. 16-18 at the Cal Winter Invitational in Berkeley, Calif. But Mizyuk only competed in doubles action. Mizyuk’s singles return was at Pacific on Jan. 31, where she defeated Clara Schuhmacher in No. 5 singles. Since then, Mizyuk has moved up in singles to where she currently plays in No. 3. This season, Mizyuk is 14-5 when playing in singles.
Together, Bailly and Mizyuk were named second team All-WAC in doubles. It the third consecutive year the duo have earned All-WAC teams together. Since their first match back together on Feb. 14 against Sacramento State, Bailly and Mizyuk compiled a 12-8 record this season and they also extended their career wins together to 51, which is Nevada’s all-time career doubles victories leader. Bailly and Mizyuk were No. 26 in the nation together, the highest doubles ranking under fourth-year head coach Sylvain Malroux’s tenure.
The third seeded and No. 66 Wolf Pack will face second seed and No. 36 Boise State Friday at 3 p.m. PT in the WAC Championships semifinal.
Sophie Kobuch, Jr., Hawaii
Maria Mizyuk, Jr., Nevada
Tinesta Rowe, Sr., Fresno State
Vivien Silfany, Fr., Boise State
Maria Perevoshchikova, Jr., Idaho
Sophia Marks, Jr, New Mexico State
Sophie Kobuch/Aglae Van den Bergh, Hawaii
Vivien Silfany/Klaudia Wlodarczyk, Boise State
Maria Mizyuk/Caroline Bailly, Nevada
Lauren Megale, Fr., Boise State
Caroline Bailly, Sr., Nevada
Pichittra Thongdach, Jr., Boise State
Renata Kucerkova, Jr., Fresno State
Anastasia Petukhova, Jr., Fresno State
Melanie Gloria, Sr., Fresno State
Lauren Megale/Pichittra Thongdach, Boise State
Melanie Gloria/Tintesta Rowe, Fresno State
Anastasia Petukhova/Renata Kucerkova, Fresno State
Freshman of the Year: Vivien Silfany, Boise State
Player of the Year: Melanie Gloria, Fresno State
Coach of the Year: Simon Thibodeau, Fresno State