Five Whits Named to All-NWC Tennis Teams

News Release Date:
Friday, April 17, 2009

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Five Whitman College players have been named to the All-Northwest Conference men's and women's tennis teams.

         Chris Bailey
           Elise Otto

Whitman sophomores Chris Bailey and Etienne Moshevich, along with junior teammates Dan Wilson, earned All-NWC First-Team honors on the men's side.

Elise Otto, a Whitman sophomore, was named to the women's All-NWC First Team while junior Hadley DeBree was tabbed for the Second Team.

The All-NWC teams, as determined by a vote of coaches, was announced Friday during the NWC championship tournament at the Yakima (Wash.) Tennis Club.

Otto (Spokane, Wash.; Lewis & Clark HS) made the women's first team for a second straight season. Playing at No. 1 singles, she compiled a 13-4 singles record during the regular season. That included a 12-2 mark against NWC opponents.

            Dan Wilson
      Etienne Moshevich

DeBree (Ketchum, Idaho; Hailey HS) made the second team after earning first-team recognition in each of her first two seasons.

DeBree played most of her matches at No. 2 singles this season, posting an 11-5 record in NWC play. She also compiled a 14-6 record (12-3 NWC) with four different partners in doubles.

Bailey (Mercer Island, Wash.; Mercer Island HS) made the men's first team after earning second-team kudos a year ago as a freshman.

Bailey bounced between the top two spots in singles this spring, notching an 8-2 NWC record. Playing with a number of partners, Bailey was 10-2 in doubles (9-0 NWC) during the regular season.

      Hadley DeBree

Both Moshevich (Richmond, B.C.; Hugh McRoberts Secondary) and Wilson (Bellevue, Wash.; Issaquah HS) earned all-conference recognition for the first time.

Moshevich, who shared in a doubles title at last fall's Intercolliate Tennis Association Pacific Northwest tournament, has been slowed by injury for part of the spring season. He is 5-3 at No. 1 singles, including a 3-0 mark in conference matches, and 3-1 (3-0 NWC) at No. 1 doubles.

Wilson, who helped anchor the lower end of Whitman's singles ladder in his first two seasons, made major contributions this spring at both singles and doubles. He and senior Justin Hayashi went undefeated during the regular season, notching a 17-0 doubles record. Wilson played the bulk of his singles matches in the No. 2 and No. 3 slots, going 9-1 against NWC opponents.

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
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