Women’s Tennis’ Lord and Benotto Receive All-Ivy Accolades

Women’s Tennis’ Lord and Benotto Receive All-Ivy Accolades

PROVIDENCE R.I. – Senior Dayna Lord (Bloomfield, Conn.) received her fourth-straight First Team All-Ivy recognition for singles and junior Alyza Benotto (Los Angeles, Calif.) was selected Second Team All-Ivy for singles on Thursday in an announcement by the conference. The two were also named Second Team All-Ivy for doubles.

Lord earns her fourth-consecutive unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection after leading the team in the No. 1 spot, posting a 24-9 singles record. In conference action, she compiled an impressive 6-1 record. Lord finishes her storied career first all-time at Brown in both combined wins (92S-90D-182) and doubles wins (90) and second all-time in singles wins (92), only behind Bianca Aboubakare '11 who had 97 victories.

Benotto garners Second Team All-Ivy honors for the third-straight year, registering a record of 20-9, mainly out of the No. 2 spot but posted a 4-3 mark at No. 1. Benotto moved onto the all-time lists at Brown with this season's efforts and is currently 11th in both singles wins (61) and doubles wins (57) and tied for 12th in combined wins (61S-57D-118).

Lord and Benotto teamed up in first doubles and were named Second Team All-Ivy, going 12-5 in the spring at No. 1. The team went 3-2 in Ivy League competition, closing out the season with two-straight victories. For the year, the duo combined to win 23 matches which is second all-time at Brown in a single season, just two shy of tying the program record of 25 wins set by Lord and Hannah Camhi '16.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
* Marika Cusick, Cornell (Sr. – Hinsdale, Ill.)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
* Ashley Zhu, Penn (Fr. – Vancouver, B.C.)

COACH OF THE YEAR
Mike Stevens, Cornell

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY
Singles
* Dayna Lord, Brown (Sr. – Bloomfield, Conn.)
* Alex Solovyev, Columbia (Jr. – Foster City, Calif.)
* Marika Cusick, Cornell (Sr. – Hinsdale, Ill.)
* Taylor Ng, Dartmouth (Sr. – Haddonfield, N.J.)
* Erica Oosterhout, Harvard (So. – Tampa, Fla.)
* Kana Daniel, Penn (Sr. – Valencia, Spain)

Doubles
* Taylor Ng, Dartmouth (Sr. – Haddonfield, N.J.)
* Kristina Mathis, Dartmouth (Jr. – Greer, S.C.)
Erica Oosterhout, Harvard (So. – Tampa, Fla.)
June Lee, Harvard (Sr. – West Windsor, N.J.)
Caroline Joyce, Princeton (Sr. – Newton, Mass.)
Nicole Kalhorn, Princeton (So. – Colorado Springs, Colo.)

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY^
Singles
Alyza Benotto, Brown (Jr. – Los Angeles, Calif.)
Alex D'Ascenzo, Cornell (Sr. – West Bloomfield, Mich.)
Jacqueline Crawford, Dartmouth (Sr. – Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
June Lee, Harvard (Sr. – West Windsor, N.J.)
Ria Vaidya, Penn (Jr. – Singapore, Singapore)
Katrine Steffenson, Princeton (Jr. – Scarsdale, N.Y.)
Carol Finke, Yale (Jr. – Glencoe, Ill.)
Amy Yang, Yale (So. – John's Creek, Ga.)

Doubles
Dayna Lord, Brown (Sr. – Bloomfield, Conn.)
Alyza Benotto, Brown (Jr. – Los Angeles, Calif.)
Alex Solovyev, Columbia (Jr. – Foster City, Calif.)
Adi Milstein, Columbia (Jr. – Boca Raton, Fla.)
Kana Daniel, Penn (Sr. – Valencia, Spain)
OJ Singh, Penn (So. – Bradenton, Fla.)

* Unanimous Selection
^ Second Team Expanded Due to Tie in Voting


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