Aranda, Frogner Earn First Team Honors

Mia Frogner and Lexi Aranda on Senior Day
Mia Frogner and Lexi Aranda on Senior Day

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – SIUE women's tennis players Lexi Aranda (Longwood, Florida) and Mia Frogner (Oslo, Norway) earned first team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors for their performances during the regular season.

SIUE Head Coach Nick Mueller also was honored as the Coach of the Year. The Cougars went through the regular season undefeated at 19-0 with a 9-0 mark in OVC play.

The awards are voted on by the conference's head coaches.

Aranda was named to the All-OVC first team for the third year in a row. She also was a member of the second team her freshman season. She went 8-1 in OVC play from the No. 1 position and finished the regular season 15-2 in dual matches.

Frogner earns her third All-OVC award having earned second team honors last season and first team honors two seasons ago. Frogner finished the conference season at 8-1 from the No. 2 position and 15-4 in dual matches.

SIUE is the top seed for the OVC Tournament in Nashville. On Saturday, SIUE plays in the semifinals against the winner of the match between fourth-seeded Eastern Illinois and fifth-seeded Southeast Missouri.

Women's First Team All-Conference

Lidia Yanes Garcia, Austin Peay
Claudia Yanes Garcia, Austin Peay
Sarah Candeloro, UT Martin
Kelly Iden, Eastern Illinois
Lexi Aranda, SIUE
Mia Frogner, SIUE 

Women's Second Team All-Conference

Grace Summers, Eastern Illinois
Kristina Lagoda, Eastern Kentucky
Oleksandra Doroshenko, Southeast Missouri
Viktorija Demcenkova, Eastern Kentucky
Jui Yun Chang, Murray State
Hitomi Naito, UT Martin
Asel Jumamukhambetova, UT Martin 

Player of the Year

Lidia Yanes Garcia, Austin Peay 

Freshman of the Year

Oleksandra Doroshenko, Southeast Missouri

Coach of the Year

Nick Mueller, SIUE

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