Women’s Tennis Garners Three All-Americans; Remains Third in National Rankings

Women’s Tennis Garners Three All-Americans; Remains Third in National Rankings

Tempe, Ariz. – Rosalie Willig, Grace Mpassy and Stefanie Stemmer of the Lynn University women's tennis team have been tabbed as 2017 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Americans, as announced with the final national rankings of the season this week. Willig claims All-America honors in both singles and doubles, while Mpassy earns the distinction in singles with Stemmer joining Willig in doubles.

ITA All-Americans are determined by the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis National Rankings. For singles, the student-athlete must finish in the top 20 while doubles pairs must have a top-10 rank at the completion of the season.

Lynn's women's tennis program sees three players earn All-America status for the first time since 2011.

Willig concludes her successful four-year campaign in the Blue and White as a five-time All-American. She has earned the honor in doubles the past three years while claiming a singles selection in 2015 and 2017.

The Stuttgart, Germany native finishes the year slotted No. 15 in the singles national rankings. Playing primarily at the No. 2 position in the Fighting Knights' lineup, Willig posted a perfect 17-0 singles record on the season, including a 6-0 mark against nationally-ranked opponents.

Stemmer, a one-year graduate student player for the Blue and White, earns her first career All-America honor as her and Willig claim the No. 4 post in the doubles national rankings. The German tandem took over at the No. 1 doubles position for Lynn, posting a 17-2 record at the top spot. The duo was 8-2 against nationally-ranked foes.

After missing All-America plaudits last year by just one spot, Mpassy nabs her first career selection this year as the No. 8-ranked singles player in the nation. Mpassy posted a 17-2 singles record on the year, including a 9-2 mark at the top flight, and was 4-2 vs. nationally-ranked opponents.

Diana Bogolii finishes the year ranked No. 28 nationally in singles while Bogolli and Mpassy just miss out on doubles All-America acclaims, ranked No. 12.

Despite a runner-up finish at the NCAA Division II National Championship, Lynn remains in the No. 3 spot in the final team national rankings. Barry, the national champions, take over at the top with BYU-Hawaii dropping a spot to No. 2. Columbus State and Armstrong State round out the top five.

Regionally, Lynn finishes as the No. 2 team in the South Region. Mpassy (4), Willig (6), and Bogolii (12) are featured in the regional singles ranks with Stemmer/Willig (2) and Bogolii/Mpassy (5) represented in doubles.

The final rankings of the year can be found HERE.