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Manilla, Hutchinson, Pilkington and Vlasova Garner All-State Honors

June 27, 2019
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion women’s tennis head coach, Dominic Manilla, was named the VaSID Coach of the Year for the second straight season on Friday. ODU’s Holly Hutchinson was named to the All-State First Team for singles and doubles. Brooke Pilkington teamed up with Hutchinson on the All-State First Team, as well as garnered Second Team honors for singles. Joining Pilkington on the All-State Second Team for singles was Nataliia Vlasova. 

In the 2018-19 season, Manilla earned his 100th career victory as a head coach (Jan. 13, 2019) and brought the program to its highest ever ranking of No. 19 in the ITA National Rankings, as well as received an at large bid to the NCAA tournament. For his efforts at Old Dominion, he has been awarded the 2018 and 2019 ITA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year, the 2019 Conference USA Coach of the Year and the 2018 and 2019 VaSID State Coach of the Year.

In the year-end ITA rankings for singles, Holly Hutchinson was ranked No. 81 and was the second highest ranked played in Conference USA. Hutchinson was named to the All-Conference USA First Team in singles. In doubles, Hutchinson and teammate Brooke Pilkington finished the year nationally ranked No. 73. Hutchinson and Pilkington also garnered All-Conference USA First Team accolades for doubles, as well as were named the Co-Outstanding Doubles Team of the C-USA Tournament. Pilkington also earned C-USA Newcomer of the Year and All-Conference USA Singles Second Team honors.

Vlasova was named to the 2019 All-Conference USA First Team for singles and also earned a spot on the All-League Doubles Second Team.

VaSID All State Player of the Year
Kelley Meghan – University Of Virginia

VaSID All State Rookie of the Year
Amber O’Dell – University of Virginia

VaSID All State Coach of the Year
Dominic Manilla – Old Dominion University

First Team
Singles - Paola Diaz-Delgado - Virginia Commonwealth University
Singles - Chloe Gullickson - University of Virginia
Singles - Holly Hutchinson - Old Dominion University
Singles - Meghan Kelley - University of Virginia
Singles – Amber O'Dell -University of Virginia
Singles - Kalani Soli - Liberty University                                             

Doubles - Holly Hutchinson/Brooke Pilkington - Old Dominion University
Doubles - Meghan Kelley/Sofia Munera - University of Virginia
Doubles - Chloe Gullickson/Amber O'Dell - University of Virginia

Second Team                                     
Singles - Daria Afanasyeva - James Madison University
Singles - Rosie Cheng - College of William & Mary
Singles – Natalia Perry - College of William & Mary
Singles - Brooke Pilkington - Old Dominion University
Singles – Lara Soares - Liberty University
Singles – Nataliia Vlasova - Old Dominion University                                             

Doubles - Clara Tanielian/Vitoria Okuyama - College of William & Mary
Doubles - Daria Afansyevasa/Emma Petersen - James Madison University
Doubles - Maria Medina/Lara Soares - Liberty University

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