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Women's Tennis

 
May 1, 2014

Kim Berghaus Headlines America East Women's Tennis Awards for Retrievers

Cambridge, Mass. – Senior Kim Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) capped her outstanding career by earning America East Conference Women's Tennis First Team honors, in voting conducted by the league's coaches.

Classmate Josefin Stange-Jonsson (Vasteras, Sweden) also captured a first team accolade, as the senior and her sophomore partner Shannon Cleary (Little Bay, NSW, Australia) were selected for doubles.

Sophomore Madlena Kurasz (Zlotoryja, Poland) earned second team honors for singles play.  

Berghaus battled back from a shoulder injury which curtailed her junior campaign and produced an outstanding senior season. She regained her No. 1 singles status and won six consecutive matches at the top flight down the stretch to lead the squad to the conference semifinals. The former America East Conference Rookie of the Year was selected to the 2012 America East Tennis All-Academic squad. That same year, she earned league first team honors in doubles play and second team honors in singles competition.

Stange-Jonsson and Cleary came on strong late in the season, as the duo won both matches at No. 1 doubles in the America East quarterfinals and semifinals. Stange-Jonsson earned second team honors in singles in her junior campaign.

Elevated to the No. 2 positon midway through the campaign, Kurasz finished with eight singles victories, including a victory in the quarter-final triumph over Albany.

 

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