Women's Tennis Earns Academic Honors from ITA
July 25, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)

TEMPE, ARIZ. -- The Wake Forest women's tennis team and four of its individuals were recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Tuesday (July 25), as the 2017 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes were announced.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners were factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2016 and spring 2017). As a team, the Deacs had a 3.40 GPA in the fall and a 3.38 GPA in the spring semester.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).

Samantha Asch, who graduated this past May with 3.53 GPA in mathematical business and a minor in statistics, capped her career with 73 singles victories and 61 career doubles wins. The native of Princeton, New Jersey was 15-10 in singles and 12-5 in doubles, including a perfect 8-0 record in dual matches, this past season after battling injury for half of the spring season.

Emma Davis, a rising junior, holds a 3.67 GPA and was recently admitted into Wake Forest's Business School. During the 2016-17 season, Davis compiled a 24-11 record, the second-most singles wins on the team this year. The native of Cohasset, Massachusetts, was 16-8 at the No. 2 singles position this spring and defeated seven ranked opponents on the year. Davis was 15-17 in doubles competition including a 12-10 mark in the spring season, competing primarily at the No. 2 doubles position with Chandler Carter.



Luisa Fernandez was one of two Demon Deacon women's tennis players to be honored with ACC postgraduate scholarships. The Pittsford, New York, native was the 2016 ITA Carolina Region Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winner and graduated with a 3.75 GPA in health and exercise science and minors in Spanish and biology. It is the second time Fernandez has earned All-ACC Academic Team honors, having also done so in her sophomore season. Over her four years, Fernandez compiled 74 singles victories and notched 62 doubles wins.

Kimmy Guerin becomes a three-time All-ACC Academic Team selection after also earning the ACC postgraduate scholarship with Fernandez. The native of Weston, Connecticut earned bid into the NCAA Singles Championship for the second consecutive season this past spring after recording a team-leading 25 victories in singles play. Guerin, who graduated with a 3.56 GPA in psychology and a minor in English, ended her career with 84 singles wins and 76 doubles victories to become the first player in seven years to notch over 150 career wins. A three-time All-ACC honoree, Guerin ended her career ranked 69th nationally in singles after climbing to as high as 33 in the country.

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