PHILADELPHIA – Junior Karla Miletic has repeated as the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Women's Tennis Performer of the Year, while senior Abbygail Gamarnik earned her first career Academic All-Area selection, making USciences the only institution with two representatives on the 2018-19 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Women's Tennis Team.
The Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Teams are voted on by the sports information offices of 30 area institutions from the Philadelphia metropolitan area. In order to be eligible, a student-athlete must be in their second year at their school and have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2.
Miletic has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA as a Physics major through her first six semesters at University of the Sciences, while Gamarnik recently graduated with a 3.9 GPA as a Biology/Pre-Dental major.
The two have combined to win the past three Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Top XVI Awards, presented annually to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating at the finals site for each of the CACC championships.
On the court, the pair advanced to the Quarterfinals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Regionals for the second year in a row.
The two finished 11-4 together this season, with Gamarnik finishing atop the team with 15 doubles wins and Miletic finishing second with 12.
Individually, Miletic and Gamarnik competed as University of the Sciences' No. 1 and No. 2 players.
Miletic was voted All-CACC First Team for the third year in a row, finishing second the team with eight singles victories and advancing to the Round of 16 at the ITA East Regionals for the third consecutive year.
Gamarnik won four matches on the year, including going a perfect 2-0 at the first flight.
2018-19 PHILADELPHIA INQUIRERACADEMIC ALL-AREA WOMEN'S TENNIS TEAM
Student-Athlete School Cl. Major Hometown
Clara Farrehi Haverford Jr. Chemistry Ann Arbor, Mich.
Abbygail Gamarnik USciences Sr. Biology Jamison, Pa.
Marta Kowalska Penn Sr. Finance & Business Krakow, Poland
Caleigh Masterman Immaculata So. Nutrition & Dietetics Medford, N.J.
Karla Miletic USciences Jr. Physics Zadar, Croatia
Salma Ziouti Drexel So. Finance Casablanca, Morocco
Performer of the Year: Karla Miletic, USciences