Tech tennis lands four on CSCA all-district team

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications

The Louisiana Tech women’s tennis team placed four student-athletes on the 2023 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team, announced by the organization on Tuesday.

Tiffani Nash, Ana Rodrigues, Leonie Schuknecht, and Ilana Tetruashvili were each named by the CSC, which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom.

Nash has a 3.91 cumulative grade point average while majoring in Management. She saw action in 25 matches this spring, registering a 13-6 singles record while playing primarily from the No. 4 position.

Rodrigues has a 3.53 cumulative GPA, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She registered a 10-5 singles and 13-10 doubles mark this spring playing primarily from the No. 5 spot and No. 2 spot, respectively.

Schuknecht has a 3.58 cumulative GPA while majoring in Graphic Design. On the court, she was named First Team All-Conference USA in Singles after going 16-3 during the spring at the No. 1 position. She also won a team-best 16 dual doubles matches.

Tetruashvili has a 3.67 cumulative GPA and is getting her master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The fifth-year senior went 11-2 in singles, playing on courts four, five and six.

All four Lady Techsters were instrumental in guiding LA Tech to a 20-6 record (second most wins in program history) and to four straight weeks in the ITA Team National Rankings, ranked as high as No. 64 in the country.

LA Tech tied for the most Academic All-District selections among Conference USA schools and had the most of any Division I program in the state of Louisiana. Four selections was also the most ever for the LA Tech tennis program.

Academic All-District honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America ballot. First-, second and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be announced June 1.