Goucher Fills Two of Three Doubles Pairings on First Team
MADISON, N.J. — Goucher placed four players on the 2011 All-Landmark Conference Women's Tennis Team, filling up two of the three doubles pairings that were accorded first-team honors.
Voting that determined the All-Landmark selections announced today was done by the conference's seven head coaches. They came up with a first team and a second team, with each one consisting of six players being recognized for their performance in singles play during the 2010-11 season and three sets of two players who were deemed worthy of all-conference accolades for achievements in doubles competition.
Meaghan Lee (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) represented Goucher on the All-Landmark first team in both singles and doubles. Playing primarily at No. 2 in the line-up, the sophomore went 11-7 in singles play during the 2010-11 season, which included an undefeated 5-0 record in Landmark Conference matches.
Lee was partnered with sophomore Addie Maxwell (Southwest Harbor, Maine/Mount Desert Island) to form one of the three doubles pairings that earned first-team recognition from the coaches. They won 10 of the 13 matches in which they competed together and went 5-0 in their five Landmark Conference matches.
The other doubles pairing from Goucher that earned first-team all-conference recognition consisted of junior Mara Bergman (Summit, N.J./Summit) and senior Joan Pulupa (Gaithersburg, Md./Richard Montgomery). They appeared together 10 times at No. 1 doubles for the Gophers, going 7-3.
Bergman was also one of the six singles players who were on the All-Landmark second team. Playing primarily at No. 3 in the line-up, she achieved an 11-9 record in 2010-11.
The balloting by the coaches, which took place prior to the postseason competition, also produced a Coaching Staff of the Year in the Landmark Conference and that honor went to head coach Sally Baum and her assistant, Richard Gavell. Under their tutelage, the Gophers went 5-0 in Landmark Conference matches, earning the No. 1 seed in the conference playoffs.
Baum was previously selected Landmark Conference Coach of the Year in 2007-08 and was Co-Coach of the Year in 2004-05 when Goucher was stilll a member of the Capital Athletic Conference.