Leon Chao and Medlin Earn ALL-WAC Honors

Las Cruces, N.M. – San Jose State’s Sabastiani Leon Chao was one of six named to the First Team All-WAC Singles list, in a vote by the eight conference coaches. Leon Chao and Erica Medlin also received Second Team All-WAC Doubles recognition.

The 2012 Western Athletic Conference women’s tennis award winners, as selected by the league’s head coaches, were announced tonight, April 26, 2012, at the WAC Tennis Tournament banquet.

Leon Chao, the sophomore from San Diego, had 12 dual singles match wins this season, which was tied for the team lead, as 10 of her singles wins came playing from the No. 1 position.

The duo of Leon Chao/Medlin teamed up to grab 12 dual doubles match wins in the regular season. They also had a win against New Mexico State in the first round of the WAC Championship Tournament.

Both players helped the Spartans to a program record 12 match win streak. During the streak the pair had 11 straight wins in a row.

The rest of the All-WAC awards are below.


2012 WAC Women’s Tennis Award Winners

First Team All-WAC Singles

Marianne Jodoin, Fresno State

Barbara Pinterova, Hawai‘i

Katarina Poljakova, Hawai‘i

Victoria Lozano, Idaho

Michelle Okhremchuk, Nevada

Sabastiani Leon Chao, San Jose State


First Team All-WAC Doubles

Jamie Pawid/Barbara Pinterova, Hawai‘i

Victoria Lozano/Almudena Sanz, Idaho

Michelle Okhremchuk/Emma Verberne, Nevada


Second Team All-WAC Singles

Aishwarya Agrawal, Fresno State

Jamie Pawid, Hawai‘i                   

Almudena Sanz, Idaho

Emma Verberne, Nevada

Manon Sylvain, New Mexico State

McKenzie Davis, Utah State


Second Team All-WAC Doubles

Marianne Jodoin/Laura Pola, Fresno State

Sabastiani Leon Chao/Erica Medlin, San Jose State

McKenzie Davis/Jaci West, Utah State


WAC Player of the Year: Marianne Jodoin, Fresno State

WAC Freshman of the Year: Jamie Pawid, Hawai’i

WAC Coach of the Year: Simon Thibodeau, Fresno State