COLLEGE STATION -- Texas A&M’s Anna Lubinsky and Sarah Foster were named to the All-Big 12 Women’s Tennis Team for both singles and doubles, and teammates Tiffany Clifford and Nicki Mechem joined them on the All-Big 12 doubles team, the conference office announced today.
It marks the second consecutive year all four players have garnered the respective Big 12 honors. In addition, Lubinsky (Richardson, Texas) is making her third straight appearance on the All-Big 12 doubles team.
Lubinsky, currently listed No. 25 in the national singles rankings, was the Big 12 No. 1 singles champion after going 9-2 in conference matches. She is 25-10 overall, including 17-5 in dual matches. In addition, her 109-45 career singles record ranks second in the A&M records for career victories, narrowly trailing Mechem, who is 111-43.
Lubinsky and Mechem (Fredericksburg, Texas), both seniors, are the Big 12 No. 2 doubles champions for the second consecutive year after posting a 10-1 league record. The pair is 21-3 in all dual matches and ranked 50th in the nation. Mechem (116-38) is the all-time winningest doubles player in A&M history, while Lubinsky ranks second with a 106-41 record.
Foster, the 2006 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, went 8-2 in Big 12 matches this season playing the majority of the matches at the No. 2 line. The senior from Lexington, Ky., is 23-9 overall, including 17-7 in dual matches only.
In doubles, Foster and Clifford (Little Rock, Ark.) are the highest nationally ranked doubles team in the Big 12, coming in at a No. 31. They are the first A&M team to capture a Big 12 doubles crown at the No. 1 line, easily earning the title with a 10-1 conference record this season. The pair is 22-10 overall, including 19-6 in dual matches.
The All-Big 12 teams are selected by the league’s head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players.
A&M (20-6) tied Colorado for third place in the Big 12 with a 9-2 record and advanced to the semifinals of the Big 12 Championships before being eliminated by regular-season co-champion Texas.
The 26th-ranked Aggies received an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament and face TCU in the first round in Waco, Texas. The match is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at the Baylor Tennis Center.