Christian Named Second-Team All-NCAC, Top Newcomer

Catherine Christian
Catherine Christian

Freshman Catherine Christian earned a spot on the All-North Coast Athletic Conference Second Team, and became just the second College of Wooster women's tennis player to be voted NCAC Newcomer of the Year, when the league office announced its postseason award winners Thursday afternoon.

This year's Fighting Scots made a six-match improvement over the season prior en route to their highest finish in the conference in eight years (sixth), and adding Christian to the mix was a big reason why.

Christian went 9-8 at No. 1 singles, and added a 10th singles victory at the season-opening Oberlin Invitational, which is the most wins by a Wooster player at the top of the lineup since Joanna Tysko won nine times in 2007.

One of Christian's most decisive victories of the season came at a key time, as she nearly swept her opponent (6-0, 6-1) from Wittenberg University during the Scots' 5-1 victory at the NCAC Championships.

She also added eight wins in doubles action, which includes a 7-6 record with classmate Melanie Chin at the No. 1 spot.

Christian joins Sarah Ehle (1998) as only the second NCAC Newcomer of the Year in team history.