Four Texans recognized as All-WAC with postseason tennis honors

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DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference announced their annual postseason awards and Tarleton had four players recognized with all-conference honors – Celia Vaudiau, Mihaela Codreanu, Jemi Aguilar and Martha Makantasi.

“This was a great first season in the WAC,” said head coach Elianne Miron. “I’m very proud of the way this team competed in our first season at Division I and the way they represented Tarleton all year long. These young ladies are very deserving of these awards and we’re so excited to get back on the court.”

Vaudiau earned No. 5 flight first team honors after going a perfect 6-0 in WAC play this season. The All-WAC first team was filled in with the league’s top performers in each of the six flights. The second team was selected via at-large voting. Vaudiau went 14-5 in singles overall this season, including 13-3 in the No. 5 flight, while boasting her perfect league mark.

Codreanu and Makantasi earned All-WAC Second Team recognition for their efforts in singles while Aguilar and Makantasi were named one of three All-WAC Second Team doubles pairings. Codreanu was 9-11 as the No. 1 player in the Tarleton lineup and went 4-2 in conference while Makantasi was a spectacular 16-2 on the season between No. 2 and 3 flights and was 5-1 in league play. Her 16 wins in singles is the most by a Texan since 2013.

On the doubles side, Aguilar and Makantasi led the team from the No. 1 doubles flight and boasted a 9-4 overall record and a 4-2 conference mark. The tandem ended the season on a five-match winning streak.

Three of Tarleton’s four all-conference selections are expected to return to the lineup next season with Codreanu ends her career on a high note.

Tarleton finished its debut season in Division I with the Western Athletic Conference in second place in the WAC standings with an 11-10 overall and a 5-1 league record.

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