Two Tech tennis players named top to GLIAC teams

Courtesy of the GLIAC

BAY CITY, Mich. – Michigan Tech’s Kwang Suthijindawong <> (Bangkok, Thailand) was named 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Year, and two other Huskies earned All-GLIAC honors it was announced this week.

Suthijindawong and junior Natalia Lebedeva <> (Nakhodka, Russia) were both selected to the All-GLIAC First Team. Senior Chelsea Uganski <> (Whitehall, Mich.) was given All-GLIAC honorable mention.

Suthijindawong produced an undefeated singles season by winning all 14 her matches at No. 2 singles in straight sets. The Bangkok, Thailand, native never surrendered more than four games in any match. In doubles, the rookie was a combined 12-2. She partnered with two different players during the season and compiled a 2-1 record at No. 1 doubles and 10-1 slate at No. 2 doubles.

Lebedeva played all season at No. 1 singles, where she compiled a 15-2 mark. She also put together a 9-8 record at No. 1 doubles with partner Dunja Imran Al-Sous <>. Lebedeva was the only player to defeat Northwood’s Susana Alcaraz, who was named GLIAC Player of the Year. The Huskies’ top player has now collected All-GLIAC accolades each of her three seasons at Tech.

Uganski finished her final GLIAC season with a 7-10 singles record. Most of her matches came at No. 5 singles, where she was 6-8. Uganski posted a 7-7 doubles record with three different partners throughout the season.

Michigan Tech finished its fall campaign with a 7-10 overall record and 4-10 mark in league matches. The Huskies will resume intercollegiate play in the spring.