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JOEL HAWKSLEY | The Roanoke Times
Timesland girls tennis player of the year: Ceyda Durmaz of Hidden Valley High School.
REBECCA BARNETT | The Roanoke Times
Hidden Valley's Ceyda Durmaz won the Group AA state singles championship.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Player of the Year
CEYDA DURMAZ | Hidden Valley | Senior
DURMAZ returned to prep tennis after skipping her sophomore and junior seasons, and made the move pay off as she won the VHSL Group AA singles championship. She was 22-1 with her lone loss coming to Abingdon's Emily Henderson in the Region IV team final. Durmaz avenged that defeat with a win in the regional singles final, then she lost a combined six games in stopping Northside's Karlie Pope and Western Albemarle's Emily Kochard in the state tournament. She will walk on at William and Mary.
KRISTY CHOI | BLACKSBURG | Senior
Finished 14-4 including three-set loss to Group AA champ Ceyda Durmaz in River Ridge District final. ... Dropped three-setter to Abingdon's Emily Henderson in Region IV semifinal.
CIARA MULCAHY | PATRICK HENRY | Freshman
Finished 22-4 with three losses coming in region and state. ... Won Western Valley singles title and reached Group AAA quarterfinals while leading team to state quarterfinal.
KARLIE POPE | NORTHSIDE | Junior
Reached her first Group AA semifinal after winning the Blue Ridge District title for the second straight year. ... Finished 22-4 ... Also was a Blue Ridge doubles champion.
EVANS SCHMEDTJE | NORTH CROSS | Junior
Compiled a 13-0 singles record, moving up to the No. 1 singles spot after Lara Min held it for five years. ... Won the Blue Ridge Conference title over Virginia Episcopal's Ella Janvier.
MASON WHEELER | PATRICK HENRY | Freshman
Reached Western Valley District final where she fell to teammate Ciara Mulcahy. ... Also was WVD doubles runner-up. ... Played No. 2 singles for Group AAA quarterfinalists.
EMMA BARKER | HIDDEN VALLEY | Senior
LEANNA CARTER | FRANKLIN COUNTY | Junior
FALLON DELP | CAVE SPRING | Freshman
NORA FERGUSON | FRANKLIN COUNTY | Junior
ALLIE GREENE | PATRICK HENRY | Senior
CLAUDIA MORRIS | BASSETT | Senior
COACH OF THE YEAR
KATHERINE SMITH | PATRICK HENRY
Smith took a Patrick Henry team led by two freshmen to a rare Northwest Region title and a berth in the Group AAA quarterfinals. The Patriots finished 16-3.
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