ACC announces All-conference Women's Tennis Team
Beermann named to elite group
April 19, 2007

GREENSBORO, N.C. - All 12 schools placed at least one student-athlete on the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Tennis All-Conference Team, as announced by the league office Thursday. Georgia Tech and Miami led all schools with three all-conference selections, followed by Florida State and North Carolina with two apiece. Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Maryland, NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest rounded out the remaining 18-member unit with one pick each.

For the second straight year, Miami's Audra Cohen was named ACC Player of the Year. The sophomore becomes the first Hurricane player to receive the league's top award consecutively. Cohen recorded another perfect 11-0 mark in league play for the second year in a row and also went 10-1 in doubles action this year. She has been instrumental in helping the Hurricanes post a 17-5 record on the season, including an 8-3 ledger in ACC play. The Plantation, Fla., native has been the nation's top-ranked player all season.

Ani Mijacika etched a spot in the ACC and school record books, as she became the first Tiger tabbed ACC Freshman of the Year. In her rookie campaign, she went undefeated in singles with an 11-0 mark in ACC play and is one-half of the team's top doubles tandem. A native of Makarska, Croatia, Mijacika helped lead the Tigers (19-3, 10-1 ACC) to a share of the team's eighth all-time ACC regular-season title.

Voted by his peers for ACC Coach of the Year honors was Bryan Shelton of Georgia Tech. Shelton and his Yellow Jackets shared the spotlight with Clemson as regular-season co-champions. Georgia Tech went 20-4 on the year and 10-1 in league action, and collected the league's regular-season hardware for the third year in a row. The honor is the second in the last three years for Shelton, and the third of his career.


Lana Krasnopolsky - Boston College
Ani Mijacika - Clemson
Melissa Mang - Duke
Lauren Macfarlene - Florida State
Nicola Slater - Florida State
Amanda Craddock - Georgia Tech
Kristi Miller - Georgia Tech
Alison Silverio - Georgia Tech
Marianne Baker - Maryland
Audrey Banada - Miami
Audra Cohen - Miami
Laura Vallverdu - Miami
Jenna Long - North Carolina
Katrina Tsang - North Carolina
Daria Petrovic - NC State
Jennifer Stevens - Virginia
Inga Beermann - Virginia Tech
Alex Hirsch - Wake Forest

Player of the Year
Audra Cohen, Miami

Freshman of the Year
Ani Mijacika, Clemson

Coach of the Year
Bryan Shelton, Georgia Tech