Women’s Tennis Sweeps Major Awards, Totals Nine Year-End Landmark Conference Honors

The women's tennis team claimed nine Landmark Conference awards including Player, Rookie, and Coach of the Year honors on Thursday.
The women's tennis team claimed nine Landmark Conference awards including Player, Rookie, and Coach of the Year honors on Thursday.
Julia
Frattaroli
Tatiana
Klacko
Nastashia
DeNunzio
Emilia
Jakubek
Janice
Winslow

 

The University of Scranton women's tennis team was well-represented on the Landmark Conference year-end awards list which was released on Thursday afternoon.  The Royals totaled nine awards highlighted by a sweep of the major awards as Julia Frattaroli (Newtown, Conn./Newtown) was named the Player of the Year, Tatiana Klacko (Scranton, Pa./Scranton Prep) was honored as the Rookie of the Year, and Janice Winslow was tabbed as the Coach of the Year.

Nastashia DeNunzio (Dunmore, Pa./Dunmore) joined Frattaroli as a First Team All-Conference selection in singles while Klacko and Emilia Jakubek (Honesdale, Pa./Scranton Prep) were named Second Team All-Conference in singles. 

The Royals' doubles' teams of Frattaroli and DeNunzio, along with doubles partners Jakubek and Klacko, were both named First Team All-Conference

Frattaroli added a few more honors to an already decorated career by being named the Landmark Conference Player of the Year as well as First Team All-Conference for both singles and doubles.  The senior took a 16-7 singles record into this spring's NCAA Tournament with a 12-5 mark at #1 doubles while going 6-1 against Landmark Conference foes.  Frattaroli, who was named the Landmark Conference Championship MVP, was also 18-5 in doubles matches with a 6-1 record in league play. Frattaroli, who is now a four-time First Team All-Conference doubles honoree and a three-time First Team All-Conference singles selection, is the first Scranton player to earn Landmark Conference Player of the Year accolades.

Klacko was named the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year after an outstanding rookie season in which she also garnered First Team All-Conference doubles and Second Team All-Conference singles accolades. The freshman posted a 10-5 record in singles matches entering the NCAA Tournament while going 6-1 against Landmark Conference opponents.  Klacko, who competed primarily at #4 singles, also went 16-3 in doubles play this year including a perfect 7-0 mark against conference opponents while playing all but one match at #2 doubles. Klacko is the first Royal to be named the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year since Emily Walsh picked up the award in 2013.

Winslow was honored as the Landmark Conference Coach of the Year after leading Scranton to a record-setting year in the 2017-18 season. The fifth-year head coach guided the Royals to an impressive turnaround this season, turning last season's 8-9 (4-3 Landmark) record into a school record 18-3 (7-0 Landmark) record this spring and the program's first conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance since 2014. This spring's award marks the second time Winslow was named the Landmark Conference Coach of the Year, having previously been honored in 2015.

DeNunzio was named First Team All-Conference in both singles and doubles for the second time in as many seasons. The sophomore entered the NCAA Tournament with a 12-8 record in singles play including an 11-5 mark at #2 singles.  DeNunzio went a perfect 7-0 against Landmark Conference opponents in singles matches this spring while posting a 16-6 mark in doubles play while competing at the #1 doubles flight.

Frattaroli and DeNunzio garnered First Team All-Conference doubles honors after posting a 16-5 overall record through the Landmark Conference championship match.  The duo went 15-3 on the year at #1 doubles including a 6-1 record against conference opponents.

Jakubek was named Second Team All-Conference in singles to go along with a First Team All-Conference doubles nod.  The junior entered the NCAA Tournament on Thursday with a 15-4 record in singles matches including a perfect 7-0 mark against Landmark Conference foes this spring while competing at #3 singles.  Jakubek also went 18-3 in doubles play and won all seven doubles matches against conference opponents while competing at the #2 doubles flight.

Jakubek and Klacko were honored as a First Team All-Conference doubles pair after posting a 15-3 record through the Landmark Conference championship match. The duo has played at the #2 flight this season and went a perfect 7-0 in league matches.

Scranton won the Landmark Conference championship for the first time since 2014 this spring and took an 18-3 record into Thursday morning's NCAA Tournament first round match with Gwynedd Mercy.  The Royals went 7-0 against Landmark Conference opponents in 2018.

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