All-NESCAC Women's Tennis - Leung Is Player And Rookie Of The Year

May 11, 2012

Five members of the Middlebury College women's tennis team have earned NESCAC post-season honors. First-year player Lok-Sze Leung (Hong Kong) has been named the NESCAC Player and Rookie of the Year as well as a first-team singles and second-team doubles selection. Juniors Brittney Faber (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Leah Kepping (Northport, N.Y.) also earned a spot on the first-team as a doubles pair. Earning second-team honors in singles were senior Victoria Aiello (Milton, Mass.) and Kepping, while senior Anna Burke (Summit, N.J.) joined Leung as a second-team doubles pair. The group are set to host an NCAA Regional from May 11-13 on campus.

Leung has enjoyed a stellar season for the Panthers in her first year on campus. The first-year player has earned a record of 29-2 entering NCAA play, including a 12-match winning streak. This past fall, she captured the ITA National Singles Title at the event held in Alabama.

Joining her on the first-team is the doubles tandem of Faber and Kepping. The duo repeat as first-team All-NESCAC selections, becoming a duo again on March 10th. Since then, they have enjoyed a record of 12-4 and have won six of their last seven matches. A year ago, the duo earned All-American honors.

VictoriaAielloAction102Aiello earned an All-NESCAC selection for the fourth straight season, earning a spot on the second-team. She is a three-time All-American and the former NESCAC Rookie of the Year in ’09. Aiello has played at #2 singles for the Panthers this season, owning a 17-10 mark. She was also honored with the NESCAC’s Senior Sportsmanship Award.

Kepping earned a spot on the second-team, playing at #3 this season for the Panthers. She has an impressive 23-4 record this year, winning her last 10 matches.

Earning second-team doubles honors were Leung and Burke. The duo played at #2 for much of the season, earning a 13-3 overall record.