Women's Tennis All-Americans - Leung Is Rookie of the Year, Morgan Is Coach of the Year
June 14, 2012
Three members of the Middlebury College women's tennis team were named All-Americans when the ITA announced the honors. Junior Leah Kepping (Northport, N.Y.) and rookie Lok-Sze Leung (Hong Kong) were named in singles play, while Kepping and junior Brittney Faber (Minnetonka, Minn.) earned the honor in doubles. In addition, Leung was named the ITA National Rookie of the Year, while head coach Mike Morgan was named the ITA National Coach of the Year.
Leung had an impressive rookie season for the Panthers, finishing the year with a record of 34-3. Last fall, she captured the ITA National Singles Title at the event held in Alabama. Her success continued in the spring, as she was named the NESCAC Player and Rookie of the Year, while earning second-team honors in doubles play. During NCAA play in May, Leung won four matches before falling in the national championship contest.
Kepping earns singles honors after being named a second-team All-NESCAC choice earlier this season. Playing at #3 this season for the Panthers, Kepping finished the year with a record of 24-6 with a 10-match winning streak.
Kepping and Faber were named All-Americans in doubles play for the second straight season. The two-time first-team All-NESCAC choices were reunited on March 10th as a doubles pair this spring. Following the change, they enjoyed a record of 16-4 and won 10 of their last 12 matches.
Morgan earns coach of the year honors after leading the Panthers to a 15-4 mark this season. The Panthers hosted an NCAA Regional for the first time in school history, making their ninth NCAA appearance in the last 10 years. His team was ranked as high as fourth nationally this season, ending the year in the sixth spot. Now in his sixth season, Morgan was named the NESCAC Coach of the Year in ’08.