TEMPE, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2019 ITA National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Women's Regional Award winners on Wednesday afternoon, with Concordia College New York sophomore Angelica Karlsson Hantzis (Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain) earning the East Region Player to Watch honor while senior Tadi Mrewa (East London, South Africa) received the East Region Most Improved Senior award.
A 2018 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) All-Conference First Team and All-Tournament Team honoree, Karlsson Hantzis boasted a team-best 19-6 record in doubles play during the 2018-19 season alongside fellow sophomore Josefina Torres Martin (Miami, Fla.) in the 40th-ranked pairing in the latest ITA Division II National Doubles Poll on top of a 14-8 mark in singles play with all her matches at the top flight.
Garnering CACC All-Conference Second Team distinction during the fall, Mrewa ended the season with a team-leading 19-4 record in singles action to go with a 15-7 mark in doubles play primarily with sophomore Katrina Sta Cruz (Las Vegas, Nev.). She made on appearance in the ITA National Singles Poll during the 2018-19 season, ranking 64th in the Mar. 20 installment.
Karlsson Hantzis becomes the third recipient of the East Region Player To Watch award, with a Clipper receiving the plaudit last year in Siri Victorsson. Mrew is the first in program history to earn the Most Improved Senior award.
The women's tennis season came to an end earlier this week in the NCAA East Region II First Round against Goldey-Beacom College. Concordia ended the campaign with a 15-8 overall mark.