Seven Named to All-MAAC Tennis Teams

April 28, 2017

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Siena Women's Tennis found themselves well represented on the All-MAAC teams after their impressive 17-1 overall and 6-1 conference record season. The Saints swept the Second Team singles awards. On the doubles side, Ali Garrity and Mitsuki Fukamachi earned First Team doubles one, while Natalie Weaver and Ivana Boberic and Anessa Leyva and Juliana Goehner earned Second Team doubles.

Senior captains Ali Garrity and Mitsuki Fukamachi earned first team All-MAAC for first doubles. The duo has been two-time All-MAAC Second Team for first doubles in their four year careers. The two have gone a perfect 17-0 in dual matches this season, including 7-0 against conference opponents.

Garrity earned her second straight All-MAAC Second Team First Singles award. The senior boasts an impressive 11-6 record at one singles and a 6-1 record in MAAC play. Garrity has only lost the one match to MAAC Player of the Year Sitilia Rencheli who she took into three sets but eventually fell 6-2, 5-7, 6-0. She was also a two-time MAAC Player of the Week.

Boberic has lost just one match this season in dual play at two doubles which earned her All-MAAC Second Team Second Singles. She has a 16-1 record and played one match at one singles and went 1-0. Boberic had an impressive season taking a win in the first round of the ITA Tournament. She earned one MAAC Player of the Week this spring.

Fukamachi has won over 100 matches in her Siena career and went 13-3 in dual play this season to earn All-MAAC Second Team Third Singles. The senior has earned one MAAC Player of the Week this spring. She is on a two-match winning streak heading into the quarterfinals.

Weaver earns her second straight All-MAAC Second Team Singles award, however this season it is at four singles. Last season she earned the nomination for fifth singles. Weaver has played in three, four and five singles and boasts an 8-2 overall record at fifth singles. She is undefeated at both three (2-0) and five (3-0). The sophomore is 4-1 in league play.

Rina Sakai took home All-MAAC Second Team Fifth Singles after going 8-1 overall in dual play and 5-1 in league play this season. The junior was the MAAC Rookie of the Year in 2014-15 and was a MAAC Second Team selection that year as well. She has played on courts two through five with an overall 5-1 record in the fifth singles spot.

Goehner has an impressive 8-2 overall dual record this season in singles which put her on the All-MAAC Second Team at sixth singles. The freshman has played on courts four, five and six. She is 2-1 in league play and 3-2 overall on court six.

Boberic and Weaver were also named to the All-MAAC Second Team at second doubles. The duo is 14-3 in dual play and 5-1 in conference play. The two have lost their only match to All-MAAC First Team doubles pair Sitilia Rencheli and Kelsi Oliphant. Anessa Leyva and Goehner were named All-MAAC Second Team at third doubles. Goehner and Leyva are 6-4 and have a 2-2 league record at third doubles.

Siena also had six named to the MAAC All Academic Team. Seniors Garrity and Fukamachi were joined by juniors Julia Dunbar and Sakai. Also named to the team were sophomores Ann Phillips and Natalie Weaver.

The Saints earned the #2 seed for the MAAC Tournament and take on #3 seeded Marist on Saturday, Apr. 29 at West Windsor Township, New Jersey at Mercer County Park. First serve is set for 10 a.m.