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Slapeka Named NAIA All-American, Three Others Named Honorable Mention | lindsey wilson

Women’s Tennis – Mon, May. 21, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Slapeka becomes the first LWC women’s tennis player to earn four straight NAIA First-Team All-American honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lindsey Wilson College senior Trina Slapeka has earned her fourth straight National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics First-Team All-American honor, NAIA officials announced on Sunday.

Slapeka closes her Lindsey Wilson career as the first LWC women’s tennis student-athlete to earn NAIA First-Team All-American honors four straight seasons. She adds the honor to her Mid-South Conference Player of the Year honor — her fourth straight — and first-team all-conference honor.lindsey wilson

This season, Slapeka recorded a 16-2 singles record playing all 18 matches as the Blue Raiders’ top singles seed. She finished with an 18-3 doubles mark playing all 21 matches on LWC’s top doubles team.

Slapeka is one of 16 women to earn first-team honors.

Lindsey Wilson‘s Diana GerlakhSlavica Milanovic and Laura Vergara were members of the 21-woman honorable mention team.

Gerlakh posted a 15-5 singles record and a 17-4 doubles record during the season. She was also named the MSC Freshman of the Year this season. Milanovic finished with a 16-3 singles record while teaming with Slapeka to post an 18-3 doubles record on the Blue Raiders’ top doubles team.

Vergara closed the season with a 15-2 record as the fourth-seed singles and a 16-4 doubles mark as Gerlakh’s doubles partner.

The quartet helped Lindsey Wilson finished 2011 with a 17-4 record, including winning the MSC regular season and tournament championships. The Blue Raiders’ season ended with a quarterfinal loss in the NAIA National Tournament.

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