Five Chanticleers Named to Big South Women's Tennis All-Decade Teams
May 5, 2014
Charlotte, N.C. - The Coastal Carolina University women's tennis team had five former student-athletes named to the Big South All-Decade teams as part of the conference's 30th anniversary celebration, the league announced on Monday.
The women's tennis all-decade teams were determined by conference administrators and fan voting. Women's tennis was introduced as a Big South sport in 1987. The conference's three all-decade teams feature six singles players, six doubles players and one head coach.
Christian Mack and Kristen Prunier represent Coastal on the 1987-89 all-decade team. Mack was an all-conference selection in singles while Prunier was a two-time all-conference nominee in both singles and doubles.
Kidd is Coastal's all-time winningest player in both singles (114) and doubles (92), and will become the first women's tennis player to enter the Big South Hall of Fame when she's inducted on May 29, 2014. Kidd played from 1999-02 and was a four-time Big South Women's Tennis Player of the Year - the first and only Big South women's athlete in conference history to be named Player of the Year all four years of eligibility. She was also named all-conference in both doubles and singles all four years at Coastal.
Bajrambasic began her Coastal career in 2001 when she was named the Big South Women's Tennis Freshman of the Year, and finished her career in 2004 after being named the conference's Player of the Year. Bajrambasic was additionally named all-conference in both singles and doubles in each of her four years at Coastal.
Matrka was named the Big South Women's Tennis Player of the Year as a senior in 2005. She was named All-Big South in doubles as a freshman and received all-conference honors in both singles and doubles her final three years. Matrka, a two-time Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year, was named first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America in 2005 and third-team in 2004.