2018 NAIA Women's Tennis All-America Teams Announced

2018 NAIA Women's Tennis All-America Teams Announced

By Jed Flemming, Athletic Communications and Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2018 NAIA Women's Tennis All-America teams Tuesday. Honorees were selected by the NAIA All-America committee, with 16 student-athletes being named to both the first and second teams, while 15 individuals earned honorable mention honors. 

Georgia Gwinnett, Keiser (Fla.), and Xavier (La.) all tied for the most All-Americans with three. Emerald Able of Georgia Gwinnett made the jump from honorable mention in 2017 to first team All-American in 2018. Megane Bianco of Keiser and Charlene Goreau of Xavier earn first team accolades for their respective schools.

Camille Gbaguidi of SCAD Savannah (Ga.) notched her fourth first team honors in a row this year. Right behind her are Charlene Goreau of Xavier and Mariah Plauth of Mobile (Ala.) with their third-straight first team awards. Megane Bianco of Keiser and Kaede Amano of Campbellsville (Ky.) earn their second-straight honors to complete the list of first team winners returning from 2017.

Overall, 17 student-athletes earned themselves a second-straight All-American status.

Chase Hodges of Georgia Gwinnett was named the 2018 NAIA Women's Tennis National Coach of the Year after leading the Grizzlies to their third-consecutive national championship title.

2018 NAIA Women's Tennis All-American Teams

1st Team School
Peeraya Charoensirisutthikul Brenau (Ga.)
Kaede Amano Campbellsville (Ky.)
Ainhoa Garijo Garrido Cumberland (Tenn.)
Emerald Able Georgia Gwinnett
Henar Munoz Georgia Gwinnett
Madeline Bosnjak Georgia Gwinnett
Daniela Farfan Keiser (Fla.)
Megane Bianco Keiser (Fla.)
Alba Perny LSU Alexandria (La.)
Tamara Klimek Missouri Baptist
Mariah Plauth Mobile (Ala.)
Sarah Schaerer San Diego Christian (Calif.)
Camille Gbaguidi SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Isidora Petkovic Union (Ky.)
Mariia Borodii Xavier (La.)
Charlene Goreau Xavier (La.)
2nd Team School
Tomomi Nagao Cumberlands (Ky.)
Lizzie Bauss Indiana Wesleyan
Alex Mella Indiana Wesleyan
Aleksandra Grela Keiser (Fla.)
Jovana Peric Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Minja Gligic Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Miljana Milojevic LSU Alexandria (La.)
Emily Chang Mobile (Ala.)
Sarah Urbanek San Diego Christian (Calif.)
Simran Kejriwal SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
Jessica Emoto Tabor (Kan.)
Ljiljana Pajcin Union (Ky.)
Alisa Reshetnikova University of Northwestern Ohio
Gloria Kaufman William Carey (Miss.)
Zlata Shuraeva William Woods (Mo.)
Angela Charles-Alfred Xavier (La.)
Honorable Mention School
Majella Nobile Campbellsville (Ky.)
Marianela Landi Cumberland (Tenn.)
Jaclyn Jewell Cumberlands (Ky.)
Maria Prados Cid Georgia Gwinnett
Kelsey Brown Hastings (Neb.)
Julianna Heino Keiser (Fla.)
Fiona Curty Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Manuela Alban Loyola (La.)
Arianna Pepper Loyola (La.)
Koral Martinez Loyola (La.)
Skylar McDonald Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
Camila Puente University of Northwestern Ohio
Lorena Jimenez William Carey (Miss.)
Ana Zavala William Woods (Mo.)
Yi Chen Pao Xavier (La.)


Championship Information

NAIA Women's Tennis Championship

May 12-16, 2020
Mobile Tennis Center
Mobile, Ala.