Members of the Georgia Gwinnett School males’s and girls’s tennis applications earned three NAIA nationwide awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Affiliation on Wednesday.
Freshman Iryna Lysykh earned the ITA Girls’s Rookie of the 12 months taking part in award, whereas GGC head coach Chase Hodges obtained the Wilson ITA Coach of the 12 months for males’s tennis and Robert McAdoo was acknowledged because the ITA Assistant Coach of the 12 months award for ladies’s tennis.
Lysykh was named probably the most excellent participant whereas serving to the Grizzlies win the 2021 NAIA nationwide championship, and was a primary All-America crew choice by the NAIA and a singles and doubles All-American by the ITA this season.
The primary-year participant from the Ukraine posted a 17-2 singles report, highlighted by 9 wins on the No. 4 court docket. She gained her final 14 doubles matches to finish the spring with a 14-1 doubles report. Lysykh was named the UTR/ITA nationwide participant of the week on March 10.
“Iryna could be very deserving of this honor because the ITA Rookie of the 12 months. This can be a super honor for her,” mentioned Hodges. “She was a significant component in our success this previous season after making a direct affect for us in singles and doubles. I count on Iryna to proceed being a high-level participant for sooner or later.”
Hodges guided GGC to its seventh straight NAIA males’s nationwide championship this spring, ending the season with a 24-0 report. Alongside the way in which, the crew additionally set the report for the longest successful streak in collegiate sports activities historical past, now standing at 147 consecutive match victories.
Six members of the lads’s tennis crew obtained NAIA All-American accolades, led by 5 first-team choices.
McAdoo helped the ladies’s tennis crew win the NAIA nationwide championship and have a 23-0 report, this system’s second straight undefeated season. Seventeen of crew’s twin match victories got here with out dropping some extent to the opponent. McAdoo assisted seven gamers earn NAIA All-America accolades, whereas 5 singles gamers and three doubles groups obtained ITA All-America honors in 2021.