Women’s Tennis Receives Multipile 2014-15 SLIAC Honors

| April 22, 2015

Webster University 2014-15 women’s tennis team

In addition to taking home the 2015 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) championship, Webster University’s women’s tennis team earned multiple honors from the league, including six players landing on First Team All-Conference, plus the Newcomer of the Year and Coach of the Year awards.

Freshman Monica Behrle was named the 2015 SLIAC Newcomer of the Year. Her 20 wins in singles play so far this season set a Webster record for singles wins in a season, breaking the record of 18 held by teammate Marissa Lewis. Behrle also had 15 wins at doubles, most of them with partner Jesse Steffens-Willis.

Behrle is the fourth Gorlok SLIAC Newcomer of the Year, the last coming in 2007 when Kelsey O’Keefe received the honor.

Martha Davis-Goldstein was awarded the 2015 SLIAC Coach of the Year after Webster won the SLIAC Tournament championship for the first time since 2012. Davis-Goldstein is in her second season as head coach of the Gorloks, whom she led to a 14-4 overall record and 5-0 record in conference play. The Gorloks are on a 10-match win streak, the third longest in program history. The 14 wins ties for the second most in a single season for Webster.

Webster landed three players on the First Team All-Conference at singles, and swept the First Team All-Conference doubles, with Gorloks at all three spots. Behrle was First Team at #2 singles, with teammates Kaylen Kress at #3 and Chelsea Foster at #6. Behrle was 5-0 in SLIAC play and has a 14-match win streak. Kress was 4-0 in the SLIAC and 13-5 in singles on the season. She currently has an eight-match win streak. Foster was 3-0 in singles in the SLIAC regular season, and was 2-0 in the tournament. Kress was also named to the 2015 SLIAC Women’s Tennis All-Sportsmanship Team.

In doubles, Lewis and Kress were First Team at #1, where they were 3-1 in the SLIAC and 13-6 overall as a tandem. Behrle and Steffens-Willis at #2 doubles were 4-0 in the SLIAC and 11-2 as a duo overall. Foster and Stephanie Lass were 3-1 in SLIAC play at #3, earning First Team honors as well.

Lewis, Steffens-Willis, and Lass, all received All-Conference Honorable mentions, for #1, #4, and #5 singles, respectively. Lewis was 4-1 in SLIAC play and is 16-4 overall. Her 46 career singles wins are third on Webster’s career list and her 42 doubles wins is the fourth highest career total for the Gorloks. Steffens-Willis was 4-1 in singles in SLIAC play and 12-8 overall and Lass was 5-0 in SLIAC league play and 11-8 overall.

Complete SLIAC women’s tennis All-Conference results are available online.

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  1. Gloria says:

    Congratulations to these outstanding performances! Your achievements are so well-deserved. Continued success in the post-season!