May 7, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State tennis team handed out its team awards for the 2012-13 season at the season-ending banquet last Friday night.
Sophomore Andjela Kankaras received the Coaches Award, junior Olga Musilovich was a double winner, garnering the Strength and Condition and Most Improved Awards, and sophomore Charlotte Koning captured the Academic Excellence Award.
A native of Moscow, Russia, Luzina led the team in combined wins with 43, going 25-14 in singles and a team-best 18-16 in doubles. Luzina capped her season by reaching the quarterfinals at the Pac-12 Individual Championship late last month.
Kankaras, a hospitality business management major from Niksic, Montenegro, was a two-time team captain and finished her season with a 21-16 singles record. She concluded her career with 87 singles victories, tied for fifth all-time at WSU. Kankaras also received the Beulah Blankenship Outstanding Student-Athlete Award, the WSU Senior Excellence in Academics Award and was an NCAA postgraduate Scholarship recipient at WSU's recent Senior Recognition Luncheon.
A native of Moscow, Russia, Musilovich posted a 22-10 singles record this season, including a team-best 19-5 in dual matches. She was the only Cougar to defeat one of the California schools from the Pac-12, earning victories against No. 18 California and No. 4 UCLA. Her victory over UCLA came against the nation's No. 85 player, Catherine Harrison. She began the dual-match season by winning her first 13 matches and 15 of 16.
Koning, a sophomore from Kropswolde, The Netherlands, compiled a 22-13 singles record this season. A member of the President's Honor Roll and WSU Athletics All-Academic team, Koning carries a 3.81 grade point average.
The Cougars completed their season with a 14-12 record, tied for the third-most single-season wins under Coach Hart. WSU has posted 34 wins over the last two seasons, the most in back-to-back years in school history.