TEMPE, Ariz. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its All-America honorees for the 2018-19 season and 13 women's players from five NESCAC members were honored.
Amherst was represented by Jackie Bukzin, Camille Smukler, and Kelsey Chen. Bukzin and Smukler were honored in singles, while the pairing of Bukzin and Chen were cited as All-Americans in doubles. Smukler returns to the All-America team for the third year in a row after advancing to the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship.
The Middlebury Panthers' top two doubles teams of Heather Boehm and Ann Martin Skelly and Katherine Hughes and Skylar Schossberger were honored. Boehm and Hughes were also recognized for their singles play for the second time in their careers. Hughes and Schossberger tallied their third straight All-American accolade as a pairing.
The Tufts doubles team of Maggie Door and Caroline Garrido were one of 16 doubles teams in Division III to qualify for the NCAA Doubles Championship. They were recognized with their first All-America honors.
Wesleyan's Venia Yeung, Kristina Yu, and Victoria Yu represented the NESCAC and NCAA National Champions on the All-America squad. Yeung earned her first All-America honor after finishing as the national runner-up in the NCAA Singles Championship. Victoria Yu was also recognized for her singles play and picked up a second All-America citation with her playing partner and sister Kristina in doubles.
Leah Bush, the No. 1 singles player for Williams represented the Ephs among the All-America honorees. She was selected to compete in the NCAA Singles Championship.
The selection criteria for Division III All-Americans is the following: top 8 seed in the NCAA singles tournament, win one round at the NCAA singles tournament, finish in the Top 20 in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings, win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament, or win a first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships. All-American honors are awarded to doubles teams that are a top 4 seed in NCAA doubles tournament, win one round at the NCAA doubles tournament, finish in the Top 10 in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings, win the USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament, or win a first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships.