Press Release Written by Sports Information Graduate Intern Mary Kate Rumbaugh
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Following the 2019 fall schedule, the Wilmington University women's tennis team earned two student-athletes on the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference All-Conference Second Team.
Gil went 7-4 during the season primarily in No. 1 and 2 singles. She had a three-game winning streak, including three straight sets of winning, 6-0, over her opponent. In her final two matches against Caldwell and Chestnut Hill, she won 6-0 and 6-2 in both matches. The senior also finished 4-7 in No. 1 doubles with partner Sabrina Blasi-Smith. Their final win came against Caldwell, where they swept the Cougars, 6-0. This is Gil's second time earning CACC All-Conference Second Team and the third time for All-CACC honors, being named First Team as a sophomore.
Andrea Ribalta went 7-4 overall throughout the season, 5-2 at No. 2 singles, including a four-match win-streak to start the season. She defeated Dominican's Isha Mbaye in the third set tiebreaker, 6-3, to win the point for the Wildcats. She also won the third set tiebreaker against Jefferson, winning 13-11 on October 5. In No. 2 doubles, Ribalta went 4-6 with teammate Mallory Nolte. The two defeated Holy Family, 6-2 and while also capturing a 6-1 victory over Caldwell. This is the first time in Ribalta's career of receiving All-CACC honors.
Concordia's Ebba Rosberg was named the CACC Player and Rookie of the Year while her coach, Neil Tarangioli, was voted as the CACC Coach of the Year. Caldwell earned the CACC Team Sportsmanship Award.
The Wildcats finished the season 3-8 overall, and 3-6 in the CACC, just missing the CACC Tournament.
2019 CACC Women's Tennis All-CACC:
Sara Edebo, Goldey-Beacom College
Angelica Karlsson Hantzis, Concordia College
Karla Miletic, USciences
Paula Palero, Concordia College
Ebba Rosberg, Concordia College
Imane Van Veen, Goldey-Beacom College
Mia Covic, Chestnut Hill College
Laura Gil, Wilmington University
Andrea Sandoval, Post University
Andrea Rilbalta, Wilmington University
Josefina Torres Martin, Concordia College
Chang Wei, Jefferson
Ann Kathrin Wirlitsch, Concordia College
CACC Player of the Year: Ebba Rosberg, Concordia College
CACC Rookie of the Year: Ebba Rosberg, Concordia College
CACC Coach of the Year: Neil Tarangioli, Concordia College
CACC Team Sportsmanship Award: Caldwell University