Southeast Missouri sophomore tennis players Oleksandra Doroshenko and Kseniya Zonova both earned All-Ohio Valley Conference accolades, the league announced last week.
Doroshenko was named to the First-Team All-OVC and Zonova garnered Second-Team All-OVC honors. The duo is the first pair of Redhawk players to be named to All-OVC Teams since 2011.
Head coach Mary Beth Gunn said that having two players named to all-conference is progress for the program, and she hopes to continue to build their games where they will be even tougher to play against next year.
Doroshenko earned her second career All-OVC honors after being named OVC Freshman of the Year and Second-Team All-OVC in 2017. The Ukraine native posted a 10-8 record in duals in 2018 with a 5-4 mark in conference at the top singles position.
Zonova was awarded Second-Team All-OVC laurels for the first time in her career after she led the team with a 10-6 dual singles record and a 6-3 OVC mark in 2018 going 9-4 at the no. 2 slot.
Zonova, who like Doroshenko also hails from Ukraine, concluded the season with four conference singles wins over her final five matches. In doubles, Zonova amassed a 5-8 dual record (2-3 OVC).
The Tennis team also announced last week the signing of Cape Girardeau native and Notre Dame Regional High School senior Grace Powderly, who will join the Redhawks squad in the Fall. Powderly will graduate from Notre Dame this spring after playing four seasons with the Bulldogs. The daughter of Greg and Shelly Powderly who are both Southeast alumni, Grace won three individual district championships and qualified for the state tournament three times. As a senior, Grace compiled a 26-3 record at no. 1 singles and a 10-2 mark in doubles. She was a state qualifier in singles and captured the singles title at SEMO Conference.
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