USC Women's Tennis Picks Up ITA Regional Honors

May 12, 2009

USC women's tennis snagged another set of awards for its powerful 2009 season, as the ITA West Region bestowed coaching and player honors on the Women of Troy. USC Head coach Richard Gallien has been named the Wilson/ITA West Region Coach of the Year, with assistant West Nott named Assistant Coach of the Year for their guidance in leading USC to its first-ever Pac-10 team championship. Pac-10 singles and doubles champ Amanda Fink also earned regional honors as the ITA Senior Player of the Year.

Gallien and Fink also earned top honors this season from the Pac-10 Conference. Now a three-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Gallien has his second career ITA West Region Coach of the Year award with this year's pick. Tag-teaming the Trojan guiding forces this season is second-year assistant coach West Nott, whose help in taking the Women of Troy to a 21-3 record in 2009 secured Nott as the ITA West Region's Assistant Coach of the Year. USC's 21-win season is the second such mark in the past four years and the fifth 20-plus-win season for Gallien in his 14 seasons at Troy.

Senior Amanda Fink is still rolling through a powerhouse senior season. She has a 24-match singles winning streak as she turns to another appearance in the NCAA Singles Championship tournament in College Station, Texas, next week. Fink won the 2009 Pac-10 Singles and Doubles Championships this season and boasts a 35-7 overall singles record - her third season at Troy with at least 30 singles wins.

Fink will be joined by junior Sarah Fansler and sophomore Maria Sanchez at the coming NCAA Singles Championships, which run May 20-25 in College Station, Texas.

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