(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's tennis team had three players named to the 2017 All-Centennial Conference Team, announced on Thursday. Seniors Joana Nunes (Carcavelos, Portugal/St. Julian's School), Madison Parks (Denton, Md./North Caroline), and junior Lauren Altschuler (Malvern, Pa./Eastern) all earned Second-team honors this season.
Parks received her fourth All-Conference nod this spring. She was named Second-team in both singles and doubles, earning a spot in doubles with Nunes for the second straight season. Parks received Second-team recognition in singles and honorable mention in doubles in 2014 as well.
Parks had a great finish to the season and her career, winning four straight singles matches to close out the season and did not surrender a set in her final three matches. She went 5-2 in her final seven matches to finish 8-7 overall and 6-4 in conference play. She has been equally as successful in the classroom and will be a three-time member of the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Nunes and Parks, honored as a Second-team doubles duo for the second straight year, also made an outstanding run to finish the season. Playing in the top flight, they captured their final five matches and seven of their final eight, posting decisive 8-2 wins over a pair of regionally ranked opponents.
They overcame a tough start against some very competitive, non-conference opponents to finish 8-7 overall. They went 6-4 in the conference, posting a 13-7 mark over the past two seasons as a doubles combo.
Nunes was a Second-team selection in both singles and doubles in 2016, and was the Centennial Conference Women's Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year, holding the highest grade-point-average on the All-Conference team. That award will be announced next week with the release of the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll. Nunes will graduate as a three-time selection to the Academic Honor Roll as well. She had a great senior season in singles, going 9-4 on the year and 6-2 in conference.
Altschuler was named to the Second-team in singles, posting six wins in the competitive, top singles flight, including four wins in conference play. She put together a 4-1 run in conference play, posting a strong win over in the match against #12 Haverford College. In addition, Altschuler was named to the All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team.
The Red Devils ended the season with a three-match winning streak and claimed four of their final five conference matches, just coming up shy of a second straight playoff bid, finishing 5-5 in the Centennial Conference.