Marie Faure, Jesse Medvene-Collins Earn ITA Atlantic Region Awards

College of William & Mary

TEMPE, Ariz. – The William & Mary women’s tennis program was well represented as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its regional award winners on Monday. Senior Marie Faure took home the Atlantic Region Most Improved Senior Player honor, while associate head coach Jesse Medvene-Collins was named the Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the second time in the last three seasons.The 12 ITA regional award winners, including Most Improved Senior Player and Assistant Coach of the Year, are finalists for the national honors. The ITA National Award winners will be announced at the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, May 23.
Faure became the first Tribe player to receive the regional Most Improved Senior Player award, which was first handed out in 2014. She earned CAA Player of the Year honors and garnered first team all-league accolades in both singles and doubles for the second-straight year. Faure led W&M with 22 singles win in 2016-17 and finished her two-year Green and Gold career with a 38-22 mark and 29 total doubles wins. During the fall, Faure won the ITA Atlantic Region Singles Championship, W&M’s first since 2008, and competed in a pair of national championship events at the ITA All-American and National Indoor Championships. She is the first Tribe individual to earn a regional accolade since Jeltje Loomans in 2015.
In his fifth season with the Green and Gold, Medvene-Collins garnered the region’s top assistant coach honor for the second time. It is a fifth time a Tribe assistant has been recognized since the award started in 1997. He also received the honor in 2015. Medvene-Collins helped in leading the Tribe to its 25th CAA Championship and fourth in his five seasons with the program. W&M once again led the CAA in overall all-league selections and first team honorees in 2016-17. The Green and Gold competed in the NCAA Tournament for the 22 …

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