April 24, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C - Maryland senior Vroni Van Berlo has been named to the 2013 All-ACC Team, the league announced Wednesday. A first-time honoree, Van Berlo is the 21st Maryland women's tennis player all-time to be voted to the team by the league's 12 head coaches.
Van Berlo is the third Terrapin in as many seasons to be voted onto the 19-member squad (Cristina Stancu, 2012, Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, 2011) and has played at the No. 1 spot in every dual match for the Terps this spring.
A native of Erp in the Netherlands, Van Berlo has been the Terrapins' steadiest contributor this season. The senior, currently ranked 107th nationally, accumulated 10 victories over the course of the spring season, including wins over No. 25 Hanna Mar of Duke and No. 31 Danieka Borthwick of Florida State.
North Carolina's Gina Suarez-Malaguti was voted the ACC Player of the Year, while Virginia's Julia Elbaba was named ACC Freshman of the Year.
The Terrapins (6-15, 1-10 ACC) return to action, Thursday, against Georgia Tech in the opening round of the ACC Tournament. Play is scheduled to begin at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C at 9 a.m.
2013 All-ACC Women's Tennis Team
Alex Kelleher, Sr., Boston College, Beatrice Gumulya, So., Clemson, Liz Jeukeng, Fr., Clemson, Yana Koroleva, So., Clemson, Mary Clayton, Sr., Duke, Ester Goldfeld, So., Duke **, Hanna Mar, Jr., Duke **, Daneika Borthwick, So., Florida State, Kendal Woodard, Fr., Georgia Tech, Vroni Van Berlo, Sr., Maryland, Stephanie Wagner, Fr., Miami, Gina Suarez-Malaguti, Sr., North Carolina, Zoe De Bruycker, Sr., North Carolina ***, Caroline Price, So., North Carolina, Joelle Kissell, Jr., NC State **, Julia Elbaba, Fr., Virginia, Stephanie Nauta, Fr.,Virginia, Ilinca Stoica, Fr., Virginia Tech, Kathryn Talbert, Sr., Wake Forest,
ACC Player of the Year: Gina Suarez-Malaguti, Sr., North Carolina
ACC Freshman of the Year: Julia Elbaba, Fr., Virginia
ACC Coach of the Year: Brian Kalbas, North Carolina
**- Two-time All-ACC Selection
***- Three Time All-ACC Selection