Verboven, Carvalhais earn All-GLVC honors in women’s tennis

by | Apr 19, 2015

Verboven has earned All-GLVC honors as a freshman while Carvalhais earned the distinction for the first time this year.

UMSL students Renee Verboven and Natalia Carvalhais

Juniors Renee Verboven and Natalia Carvalhais of the University of Missouri–St. Louis women’s tennis team have been named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference team. The league office announced the 2015 All-GLVC team at the Tennis Championship banquet on Thursday night.

Verboven, who also earned All-GLVC honors as a freshman, is 13-14 overall, including 10-5 at No. 2, and went 6-0 in GLVC play. In doubles, Verboven, an engineering major, is 12-15, but finished 4-2 in GLVC matches, including 4-1 with Annie Hays. The duo sports a 8-3 record at No. 3 doubles.

Carvalhais, a business administration major, owns a team-best 18-9 singles record, playing mostly at No. 3, where she is 11-5. She went 5-1 in GLVC matches and entered the league tournament on a six-match win streak. In doubles, she is 15-12, including 10-5 with senior Leanne Cantalupo. The duo went 5-1 in GLVC play and is 8-4 at No. 2 doubles.

The 2015 GLVC Tennis Championships were held in Kansas City, Mo. The Tritons finished regular season play with a 9-7 record and completed GLVC play with a 5-1 mark to secure the West Division No. 2 seed. UMSL wrapped up its season with a fourth-place finish at the GLVC Championships.

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