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Friday, April 14, 2017
Smith 2017 SWAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year

The 2017 All-SWAC Women’s Tennis Teams were released by the conference office.

Jackson State earned the most recognition highlighted by a Player of the Year nod and one honor on the All-Conference Singles First Team and two additional pairings on the All-Conference Doubles First Team.

Jackson State No. 1 position player Tyler Smith ran the table in conference play for an 8-0 record and was named the 2017 SWAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year. The Junior from Bermuda was also slotted onto the All-Conference Singles First Team.

Jackson State excelled on the Doubles First Team as well with Smith teaming with Lucia Solio to boast a 5-1 record to snag the No. 2 Doubles First Team selection while partners Dasha Butorina and Nina Zhang were 5-0 at the No. 3 doubles position to also earn First Team honors.

Women’s Tennis

Player of the Year: Tyler Smith, Jackson State

Freshman of the Year: Anastasia Vaganova, Alcorn State

First Team All-SWAC


No. 1 Tyler Smith - Jackson State

No. 2 Marine Cartier, Alabama State

No. 3 Sydney Thomas - Prairie View A&M

No. 4 Shaddae Finley - Prairie View A&M

No. 5 Anastasia Vaganova - Alcorn State

No. 6 Danna Galeano - Grambling State


No. 1 Tanaka Chakanyuka / Stephanie Mbaya - Southern

No. 2 Tyler Smith / Lucia Solio - Jackson State
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