Ksenia Berestetska Named to Academic All-MAC Team

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MAC Announces Women's Tennis 2014 Academic All-MAC Team (MAC-Sports.com)

CLEVELAND -- University of Akron women's tennis senior Ksenia Berestetska has been named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league office announced on Tuesday.

This is the second consecutive season that Berestetska has earned a spot on the Academic All-MAC team.

"Ksenia has been a bright spot for this team and for the University of Akron as a whole since her arrival," said head coach Brandon Padgett. "Her commitment to academics from day one was evident, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to coach such a well-rounded student-athlete. Even though she has graduated, she will forever remain a Zip, and I look forward to seeing the amazing things that Ksenia is going to accomplish in her life."

Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, Berestetska recently graduated from UA with a bachelor's degree in mass media - radio/television, carrying a 3.96 GPA. A Dean's List honoree, she also earned the 2014 MAC Presidential Award and was named to the MAC Honor Roll.

Berestetska led the Zips with a 27-8 singles record as a senior in 2013-14, and a 9-17 doubles mark. Playing primarily at the No. 4 spot in the lineup, she won 13 of her last 15 singles matches of the year, including a streak of six consecutive victories. She finished her three-year career at Akron with a combined singles record of 82-27, ranking 14th all-time in the program for career wins.

Berestetska earned MAC Singles Player of the Week honors on Feb. 26 after picking up two victories at the No. 5 spot against Portland State and Oregon. She was also named the team's Most Valuable Player at the conclusion of the season. 

2014 Women's Tennis Academic All-MAC Team
^Ksenia Berestetska, Akron, Senior, Mass Media, 3.96 GPA, Kiev, Ukraine

Courtney Earnest, Ball State, Sophomore, Pre-Nursing, 3.93 GPA, Lexington, Ohio
Kristel Sanders, Ball State, Senior, International Business, 3.75 GPA, Veldhoven, The Netherlands
^Courtney Wild, Ball State, Junior, Speech Pathology, 3.78 GPA, Carmel, Ind.
^*Nikki Chiricosta, Bowling Green, Senior, Communications, 3.97 GPA, Avon Lake, Ohio
^*Emily Reuland, Bowling Green, Senior, Exercise Science, 3.92 GPA, Oswego, Ill.
^Tanvi Shah, Buffalo, Senior, Communications, 3.47 GPA, Mumbai, India
Marta Stoyanova, Buffalo, Senior, Business Administration, 3.65 GPA, Ruse, Bulgaria
Nino Mebuke, Eastern Michigan, Senior, Psychology, 3.51 GPA, Tbilisi, Georgia
Klara Supejova, Eastern Michigan, Sophomore, Sport Management, 3.66 GPA, Prague, Czech Republic
Christiana Raymond, Miami, Senior, Kinesiology, 3.87 GPA, Westerville, Ohio
^Nelle Youel, Northern Illinois, Junior, Health Sciences/Pre-Physical Therapy, 4.0 GPA, Crystal Lake, Ill.
^*Nini Sujashvili, Western Michigan, Senior, Psychology, 3.97 GPA, Tbilisi, Georgia

^2013 Academic All-MAC Team
*2012 Academic All-MAC Team
 
2014 Honorable Mention
Bethany Moore, Ball State
Ashlyn Rany, Ball State
Katie Brozovich, Bowling Green
Drew Fillis, Bowling Green
Anamaria Candanoza, Buffalo
Laura Fernandez, Buffalo
Miranda Podlas, Buffalo
Mariya Toncheva, Eastern Michigan
Ramona Costea, Miami
Christie Guerrazzi, Miami
Ana Rajkovic, Miami
Cristina Alvarez, Northern Illinois
Haley Dekkinga, Northern Illinois
Mary Malkin, Northern Illinois
Stephanie McDonald, Northern Illinois
Mackenzie Bowman, Toledo
Christine Coffman, Toledo
Emily Mazzola, Toledo
Carolina Aleck, Western Michigan