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Duke Places Three on ACC All-Academic Team
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 07/25/2008
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke women’s tennis team had three players named to the 2008 ACC All-Academic team as announced by Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John D. Swofford on Thursday. 

Junior Melissa Mang, sophomore Tara Iyer and freshman Reka Zsilinszka each received their first ACC All-Academic team selection.

Mang was 27-10 in singles this season while posting a 33-16 doubles record. She was part of the No. 1 doubles team for Duke with Amanda Granson that went 15-7 in dual matches and climbed as high as No. 3 in the country. Mang is majoring in psychology.

Iyer missed the fall season but played No. 1 in singles for the Blue Devils and compiled an 11-12 overall record. She was also 6-3 in doubles. She is majoring in economics.

Zsilinszka burst on to the scene as a freshman with a 40-6 overall singles record. She was 19-2 in dual matches and 10-1 in the ACC to garner All-ACC recognition. She compiled a 24-10 doubles record in her first year and has yet to declare a major.

2008 All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team

Name, School, Year, Major
*Estefania Balda Alvarez, Clemson, So., Pre-Business
Neils Barringer, NC State,  Jr., Mathematics Education
**Inga Beermann, Virginia Tech,  Jr., Architecture
Bianca Eichkorn, Miami, So.,  International Finance
*Romy Farah, Miami, Sr., International Finance
Kirsten Flower, Georgia Tech, So., Management
Catherine Grotz, NC State, So., Psychology
Yasmin Hamza, Virginia Tech, Fr., Economics
Tara Iyer, Duke,  So., Economics
Jessica Long, Virginia Tech, Sr., Biology
Melissa Mang, Duke, Jr., Psychology
*Amanda McDowell, Georgia Tech, So., Economics and International Affairs
Maggie MacKeever, Maryland,  So., Kinesiology
**Kristi Miller, Georgia Tech, Sr., History, Technology & Society
Lindsey Pereira, Virginia, Sr.,  Interdisciplinary-American Studies
Amanda Rales, Virginia,  Jr., Foreign Affairs
Laura Reichert, North Carolina, Jr., International Studies
Anna Rynarzewska, Florida State, Sr., Communications
Katie Rybakova, Florida State, Fr., English Education
Christian Tara, Wake Forest, Jr., Mathematics
Katrina Tsang, North Carolina, So., Political Science/Philosophy
*Laura Vallverdu, Miami, So., Psychology
Reka Zsilinszka, Duke, Fr., Undeclared