CORTLAND, N.Y. - The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women's tennis coaches have voted on the 2019 top tennis awards which include the Peter J. Cahill MVP, Doubles Team of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, and the All-Conference teams.
Peter J. Cahill Most Valueable Player: Trinity Chow, New Paltz
Trinity Chow (Glen Cove, N.Y.) put together a singles record of 8-1 overall and 6-0 in the conference to earn the Peter J. Cahill MVP award for the second year in a row. Chow dominated at No. 1 singles giving up just four our of 76 sets to her opponents in six straight matches.
Doubles Team of the Year: Trinity Chow and Laura Koob, New Paltz
Chow and Laura Koob (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) led New Paltz at first doubles. They produced a 9-1 overall record and 5-0 in conference play with their only loss coming from RPI by only one point, 7-8. In most of their matchups they defeated their opponents flawlessly not giving up any points in five of seven matches.
Rookie of the Year: Onalee Batcheller, New Paltz
Onalee Batcheller (Westhampton Beach, N.Y.) went 10-2 in singles overall in the 2019 regular season and 11-3 in doubles. Batcheller won 14 conference matches between singles and doubles to help New Paltz finish conference play ranked No. 1. She pulled out three shutouts this season, one in singles play and the other two in doubles. Batcheller played a majority of her singles matches at No. 5 and doubles was primarily played at No. 3.
Coach of the Year: Rob Bruley, New Paltz
Rob Bruley has led the New Paltz tennis program to contined success for nearly two decades. As head coach, Bruley has placed first or second in the SUNYAC Championship for 18 consecutive years including this year's SUNYAC title win. Bruley has coached now eight athletes into earning the Peter J. Cahill MVP Award, including back-to-back recipient Trinity Chow. Bruley coached his team to a regular season record of 7-1 and added two more wins in the SUNYAC championship. The Hawks will compete in the NCAA DIII women's tennis tournament in May.
2019 SUNYAC Women's Tennis All-Conference Teams (Click here for PDF)
|Name, School||Yr.||Hometown/High School|
|Caroline Stewart, Brockport||Fr.||Singles||Norwich, N.Y. / Norwich|
|Abigail Madigan, Cortland||Fr.||Singles||Endicott / Union-Endicott|
|Anna Chiacchia, Fredonia||Sr.||Singles||Hamburg, N.Y. / Hamburg|
|Natalia Krol, Geneseo||So.||Singles||Greenvale, N.Y. / Roslyn|
|Trinity Chow, New Paltz||So.||Singles||Glen Cove, N.Y. / Glen Cove|
|Laura Koob, New Paltz||So.||Singles||Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Roy C. Ketcham|
|Olivia Fraser, Oneonta||So.||Singles||Queensbury, N.Y. / Queensbury|
|Rukshana Abdeen, Plattsburgh||Jr.||Singles||Colombo, Sri Lanka / Colombo International School|
|Trinity Chow, New Paltz||So.||Doubles Team||Glen Cove, N.Y. / Glen Cove|
|Laura Koob, New Paltz||So.||Doubles Team||Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Roy C. Ketcham|
|Olivia Fraser, Oneonta||So.||Doubles Team||Queensbury, N.Y. / Queensbury|
|Rebecca Macdonald, Oneonta||So.||Doubles Team||Brooklyn, N.Y. / Leon M. Goldstein|
|Rukshana Abdeen, Plattsburgh||Jr.||Doubles Team||Colombo, Sri Lanka / Colombo International School|
|Sarah Hoeffner, Plattsburgh||So.||Doubles Team||Montgomery, N.Y. / Valley Central|
|Name, School||Yr.||Hometown/High School|
|Sam Montague, Geneseo||Sr.||Singles||Glenville, N.Y. / Scotia-Glenville|
|Onalee Batcheller, New Paltz||Fr.||Singles||Westhampton Beach, N.Y. / Westhampton Beach|
|Alex Chimenti, New Paltz||So.||Singles||Smithtown, N.Y. / Smithtown West|
|Jenna Grandville, New Paltz||Jr.||Singles||Tappan, N.Y. / Tappan Zee|
|Victoria Zezula, New Paltz||Sr.||Singles||Ridgewood, N.Y. / The Mary Louis Academy|
|Sarah Bunk, Fredonia||Jr.||Doubles Team||Sayville, N.Y. / Sayville|
|Mikayla Johnson, Fredonia||So.||Doubles Team||Lakewood, N.Y. / Southwestern|
|Sam Montague, Geneseo||Sr.||Doubles Team||Glenville, N.Y. / Scotia-Glenville|
|Dana Sorrentino, Geneseo||Jr.||Doubles Team||Orangeburg, N.Y. / Pearl River|
|Jenna Grandville, New Paltz||Jr.||Doubles Team||Tappan, N.Y. / Tappan Zee|
|Victoria Zezula, New Paltz||Sr.||Doubles Team||Ridgewood, N.Y. / The Mary Louis Academy|
|Coach of the Year:||Rob Bruley, New Paltz|
|Peter J. Cahill MVP:||Trinity Chow, New Paltz|
|Doubles Team of the Year:||Trinity Chow / Laura Koob, New Paltz|
|Rookie of the Year:||Onalee Batcheller, New Paltz|