May 26, 2018

Sud named region’s Rookie of the Year by ITA

Freshman posts a 13-5 first campaign

STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton freshman Neetika Sud has been named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s South Central Region Rookie of the Year.

“Neetika had a solid freshman campaign in line two singles,” said head coach Lance Drake. “That’s a tough position to be in your first year but she was a consistent performer all year. I’m excited to see her recognized as one of the top players in the region.”

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Sud just completed her first season of TexAnn Tennis and was an all-conference singles player after boasting a record of 13-5 as the No. 2 player in the lineup for head coach Lance Drake. Sud was 4-2 in conference play and 1-1 against nationally-ranked opponents. She ended the season with four wins in her last five matches, including a 6-3, 6-0 win over Maria Delgadillo of then-No. 36 Angelo State.

She also won 11 doubles matches for the year between two different partners. All her doubles’ wins were in the No. 2 match.

Sud is one of eight student-athletes from around the nation to earn a regional rookie honor. The national award winners will be announced Tuesday, May 8 at the NCAA Tennis Championships in Surprise, Ariz.

 

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