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Women's Tennis

WTEN | Isip, Flores, Jullien Named All-Conference
Release: Thursday 05/01/2013 
by SMC Athletics

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The Saint Mary's women's tennis team was well represented on Tuesday's All-West Coast Conference teams, as senior captain Catherine Isip earned her fourth straight singles honor, Jenny Jullien was named to the first team and the doubles team of Jullien and Danielle Flores also made the first team.

Isip was named to the second team for singles after a WCC season that saw her go 7-1 in regular season conference play at the No. 2 spot in the lineup.

It is the fourth year in a row Isip earned a spot on the all-conference team, and the Anaheim, Calif. native will leave Saint Mary's as one of the program's most decorated players ever.

"She's one of the best we've ever had, without a doubt," Saint Mary's coach Lisa Alipaz said earlier this season. "She's a quiet leader. She works hard every day. She leads by example. I've known few better competitors than her."

Jullien was named as the conference's Player of the Year for her outstanding season at No. 1 singles. She joins Alex Poorta (2011) as the only SMC women's tennis players ever to earn the award.

Saint Mary's also earned a host of honorable mentions, as Danielle Flores, Jade Frampton and Audrey Leitz were all recognized by conference coaches.

The Gaels also earned honors in doubles, as the No. 1 doubles pair of Jullien and Flores was named to the first team. Paired together at the beginning of February, the duo went 7-7 together this season. They went 4-2 in WCC competition.

The teams of Isip and Leitz and Elizabeth Searl and Frampton also earned honorable mention honors.

Saint Mary's season continues on May 10 when the Gaels take on Auburn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. That match will be held at Cal's Hellman Tennis Complex, with action beginning at 10 a.m.