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Carleton women’s tennis: four knights take home all-MIAC

<ir="ltr">Four members of the Carleton College women’s tennis team received All-MIAC recognition highlighted by Mikayla Becich (Sr./Bradfordwoods, Pa./North Allegheny) picking up all-conference honors for both singles and doubles. Danielle Vasiliev (So./Lincolnshire, Ill./Stevenson) once again earned All-MIAC accolades for her play in singles, while Caitlin Shea (Jr./Joliet, Ill./Joliet Township West) and Joyce Yu(Sr./Taipei, Taiwan/Taipei American School) were recognized for their success in doubles.

This is the third time that Becich took home All-MIAC distinction in both singles and doubles, matching the accomplishment from her first two seasons with the Knights. She finished her career with seven all-conference awards as she was also All-MIAC in doubles last season. Becich went undefeated in singles against conference foes en route to a MIAC-best 13-0 record in 2016. She added 11 more victories in doubles, spending the majority of the season playing alongside Yu at the top of the lineup.

Vasiliev secured her second straight All-MIAC award for singles as she posted a 12-3 ledger at the first spot in the lineup. That gave her the highest winning percentage (.800) among conference players to accumulate more than two starts atop the singles flights.

Shea added to her All-MIAC collection with her second straight doubles award. She was previously also recognized for her play in singles during the 2015 campaign. This year, Shea went an impressive 11-3 overall in doubles and 6-1 in MIAC matches while playing with a trio of partners at the first and second slots.

Yu received her second career All-MIAC award for doubles. She spent time playing alongside five teammates throughout the season—most notably Beceich—and totaling a 14-6 overall record.

As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the conference also announced the 10th annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for tennis. Grace Davis (Sr./Neenah, Wis./Neenah) was selected by her coaches and teammates for this award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.

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