Rice, Phillips and Shipman earn All-GLIAC honors
A trio of Grand Valley State University women’s tennis players have finished the 2013 campaign by earning All-GLIAC plaudits, as junior Kali Phillips and senior Lexi Rice were named to the All-GLIAC Second Team while senior Niki Shipman earned Honorable Mention All-GLIAC honors.
Phillips finished her season with a 8-5 singles record in the GLIAC while posting a 4-1 overall record in the No. 1 spot.
She teamed up with classmate Leah Dancz to post a doubles record of 12-1 in the GLIAC with an overall mark of 19-5.
Rice had been named an honorable-mention honoree as a freshman and as a junior. She was named to the second team this season after posting a 6-5 singles record in GLIAC play while competing in No. 1 and No. 2 singles.
She and doubles teammate, junior Carola Orna, teamed up for a 13-10 overall record while competing in No. 1 and No. 2 doubles.
Shipman capped off her distinguished career as a four-time All-GLIAC honoree. She was named a First-Team All-GLIAC selection as a freshman and as a junior, while earning honorable-mention plaudits as a sophomore. She went undefeated in GLIAC singles this season with a 12-0 record primarily at the No. 3 spot.
She and junior teammate Morgan Patterson were tough to beat in No. 3 doubles, as the duo teamed up for an 8-2 GLIAC record with an overall mark of 15-3.
The team came away with a third-place finish in the GLIAC Tournament on Oct. 27.