Clemson's Nancy Harris named coach of the year; Koroleva, Gumulya, Koelzer All-ACC

ACC coach of the year honor is first for Harris, who led Tigers to ACC regular-season co-championship

Women's Tennis - Romy Koelzer, Nancy Harris & Ani Maio

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Women's Tennis - Romy Koelzer, Nancy Harris & Ani Maio

Clemson's Nancy Harris has been honored as the ACC’s Women's Tennis Coach of the Year and Yana Koroleva, Beatrice Gumulya and Romy Koelzer earned All-ACC honors.

The awards are selected by the conference’s 15 head coaches. Clemson finished the regular season 20-5 overall and tied for the ACC regular season championship with a 12-2 mark in conference matches.

It is the first career ACC Coach of the Year honor for Harris, who joins Andy Johnston (1983, 1985, 1986, 1993) as Clemson’s head women’s tennis coaches to claim the award.

Tennis - Yana Koroleva

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Tennis - Yana Koroleva

Koroleva was named to the All-ACC Second Team, while Gumulya and Koelzer each earned Third Team nods. The All-ACC honor is comprised of three teams of nine players each for the first time. It is the second career honor for both Koroleva and Gumulya, who were named to the eighteen-member team last year, while Koelzer was selected for the first time.

The three players had a cumulative 70-27 singles record this season, including a 32-8 (.800) record in ACC matches.

Clemson opens play in the ACC Championships on Friday at 9 a.m. in Cary, N.C. against either Duke, Wake Forest or Maryland.

Individual Player Notes:

Tennis - Beatrice Gumulya

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Tennis - Beatrice Gumulya

Koroleva is 25-9 overall and 11-3 in ACC matches while ascending to the No. 32 national singles rank and No. 18 doubles rank with Gumulya. She went 18-6 at the top position in dual matches and has a team-high eight wins over ranked players, including a three-set win over the No. 5 player in the nation. Koroleva was an All-American in 2013, as well as the ACC’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Gumulya has a 21-11 record with a 10-4 mark in ACC matches. Her comeback win over Caroline Price of UNC last week kept the Tigers alive in the upset of the then-No. 7 Tar Heels. Gumulya also owns a 25-10 doubles record, and a 14-5 record at the top position.

Koelzer had a breakout season in which she compiled a 24-7 overall mark and an 11-1 record in ACC play, and won 11 straight matches at one point. She went 12-2 at the No. 2 position and ascended as high as No. 31 in the national singles rankings (she is currently 33rd).

Women's Tennis - Romy Koelzer

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Women's Tennis - Romy Koelzer

Individual Award Winners

Player of the Year – Jamie Loeb, North Carolina

Freshman of the Year – Haley Carter, North Carolina

Coach of the Year – Nancy Harris , Clemson

All‐ACC First Team

Jamie Loeb, Fr., North Carolina

Julia Elbaba @, So., Virginia

Beatrice Capra @, So. Duke

Hayley Carter, Fr., North Carolina

Stephanie Wagner @, So., Miami

Ester Goldfeld #, Jr., Duke

Kendal Woodard @, So., Georgia Tech

Hanna Mar #, Sr., Duke

Danielle Collins, So., Virginia

All‐ACC Second Team

Joelle Kissell #, Sr., NC State

Caroline Price @, Jr., North Carolina

Kelsey Laurente, So., Miami

Megan Kurey, So., Georgia Tech

Kerrie Cartwright, Jr., Florida State

Jessica Wacnik, Jr., Boston College

Yana Koroleva @, Sr., Clemson

Maddie Kobelt, Sr., Syracuse

Stephanie Nauta @, So., Virginia

All‐ACC Third Team

Daneika Borthwick @, Jr., Florida State

Romy Koelzer, Jr., Clemson

Beatrice Gumulya @, Jr., Clemson

Lina Lileikite, Jr., Miami

Alexandra Stanova, Fr., Maryland

Rachel Pierson, Fr., Virginia

Britney Sanders, Sr., Notre Dame

Francesca Fusinato, Fr., Virginia Tech

Ilinca Stoica, So., Virginia Tech

@ ‐ Two‐time honoree

# ‐ Three‐time honoree

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