Women’s Tennis Wins Another GLIAC Championship – Alcaraz Named Player Of The Year

Another year, another championship for the Northwood University women’s tennis team.

Northwood went 17-0 in the fall season, claiming both the GLIAC Championship and the GLIAC Tournament titles. It is the ninth time in the last 10 years Northwood has claimed the conference title.

In addition to the team’s accomplishments, sophomore Susana Alcaraz has been named the GLIAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year. Her impressive play in both the singles and doubles lineup was a key part of Northwood’s championship. In singles, she went 15-1 overall this fall, which included a 13-1 mark during GLIAC regular season play. Alcaraz was even better in doubles, posting a 17-0 mark overall in doubles (14-0 in GLIAC play). For her career, she has gone 47-1 in GLIAC regular season singles and doubles matches, all of which have occurred at the No. 1 position.

In addition to the post-season awards, the GLIAC announced the All-Conference teams. In addition to Alcaraz on the First Team, three other Timberwolves earned recognition. Seniors Ayana Kobayashi and Svenja Stephan were placed on the Second Team, while Nastya Puchkina was named Honorable Mention.

-Travis McCurdy


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    Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at a full-service, residential campus located in mid-Michigan. Adult Degree Programs are available in multiple states and online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan and Texas. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.