Tarleton Tennis receives numerous Conference Awards

By: Sydnie Grossnickle

Staff Writer

Tarleton State University’s 2021-2022 womens’ tennis season will go down in history for its explosive performance and dominating run. 

Their title of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Southwest Division Champions was surely deserving.  

WAC Coach of the Year

In the second year of WAC membership, Tarleton Head Coach Elianne Douglas-Miron was named the WAC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year. She is the first head coach in Tarleton athletics to receive a WAC Coach of the Year honor. 

2022 WAC Women’s Tennis Head Coach of the Year, Elianne Douglas-Miron, led the Texans to a 18-4, 5-0 WAC record.
Photo Courtesy: Tarleton Sports

She has been with the tennis program for five years, and this was her third season as the head coach. 

Douglas-Miron and her coaching staff led the Texans to an 18-4 record, winning the most matches in a season since 2005-2006. Three of those losses were to the 2022 Big 12 Runners-up Oklahoma and the 2022 SEC Women’s Tennis Champs, Texas A&M. 

Womens’ tennis went undefeated in conference play, but due to the Division I reclassification, they could not participate in the WAC tournament. 

Texans Receive All-Conference Honors

Three Texans received Singles All-Conference First Team honors. They were Martha Makantasi, Deniza Marcinkevica and Celia Vaudiau. 

Makantasi hails from Metamorfosi, Greece. She went 17-4 on the season.

She was 4-1 in conference play. Makantasi went 1-0 at No. 1, 2-0 at No. 2 and 14-4 at No. 3. 

Makantasi received WAC weekly honors five times, twice in singles and three times in doubles. 

Marcinkevia is a Riga, Latvia, native. She transferred from Fresno State in 2021. 

She was 12-6 on the season at the No. 1 position and was 4-1 in conference matches.

Marcinkevia received WAC weekly honors five times, once in singles and four times in doubles.  

Vaudiau is a junior from Blanzy, France. She was just short of a perfect singles record with 20-1. Her lone loss this season was against Texas A&M’s Renee McBryde. 

Vaudiau went 5-0 in WAC play. She went 1-0 at No. 3, 2-0 at No. 4 and 17-1 at No. 5. 

She received WAC weekly honors three times, twice in singles and once in doubles. 

Boisson was named to the Singles All-Conference Second Team. The sophomore hails from Fontenay-le-Comte, France. 

Boisson was 13-8 for the season and 2-3 in conference play. She went 1-0 at No. 2, 1-0 at No. 3 and 11-8 at No. 4. 

Boisson has received a set of WAC weekly honors in doubles with Makantasi. 

Makantasi and Marcinkevica were named to the Doubles All-Conference First Team. They went 7-1 on the season, all at the No. 1 position. 

They went 4-0 in conference play. The duo won WAC weekly awards in doubles twice. 

To learn more about Texan Tennis, visit tarletonsports.com/sports/tennis.  

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