For the second time in her career, Gonzalez named All-League
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Senior Paula Gonzalez of the Lehigh women’s tennis team landed a spot in the All-Patriot League, announced by the league office on Tuesday. The No. 1 single player for the Mountain Hawks was awarded the Second Team All-League. It is the second time in Gonzalez’s career that she has been promoted to the All-League (second team in the first season).
“Paula had an outstanding career and this recognition is well deserved. Paula and her teammates have always tried to get a little better every day,” said head coach Sarah Hendrix. “Over time, this has had a huge impact on her success and the overall success of our program. Your competitive pressures and leadership skills will leave a lasting legacy on our program.”
The Mountain Hawks’ front runner competed in first place in each singles and doubles competitions during the 2021 season. Gonzalez won the Patriot League Player of the Week award in mid-March after a crisp 4-0 start in singles and doubles. The senior from Weston, Fla, ended the season with a 3-4 mark in singles against the best player on each team, while finishing first in doubles with 5-4.
During her four-year career with Brown and White, Gonzalez set a 28-27 record for the Mountain Hawks in singles and a 29-21 mark in doubles.
Gonzalez’s top leadership put the Mountain Hawks in fourth place in the 2021 Women’s Tennis Patriot League Championship.
2021 Women’s Tennis All-Patriot League and Major Awards
Player of the year – Ana Joyner, Army West Point, Sr.
Beginner of the year – Kaitlin Tan, Boston University, Fr.
Double team of the year – Stephanie Dolehide / Caroline Vincent, Army West Point
Coach of the year – Lesley Sheehan, Boston University
First team All-Patriot League
Ana Joyner, Army West Point, Sr.
Stephanie Dolehide, Army West Point, Jr.
Victoria Carlsten, Boston University, Fr.
Kaitlin Tan, Boston University, Fr.
Jillian Taggart, Navy, Sun.
Kacey Moore, Navy, Jr.
Second team All-Patriot League *
Caroline Vincent, Army West Point, Jr.
Erica Di Battista, Boston University, So.
Daniela Bellini, Bucknell, Jr.
Cayla Koch, Bucknell, Sr.
Paula Gonzalez, Lehigh, Sr.
Kateri Martin, Loyola Maryland, Sr.
Meghana Komarraju, Marine