Loyola Marymount University (LMU) junior womenís tennis player Pavla Mesterova has been named West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the Year after setting the school record for winning percentage in a season and helping the LMU Lions tie for third place at the WCC Womenís Tennis Championship.
Mesterova, originally from Prague, Czech Republic, is the first player in LMU program history to receive the WCCís top honor for womenís tennis.
Mesterova finished the regular season with a 27-6 overall record, an 81.8 winning percentage.
In her two seasons as the Lionsí top player, Mesterova is 52-16 overall. Her 76.8 career winning percentage is also the highest in school history.
The junior tennis player is currently ranked 63rd in the nation and was ranked as high as 52nd this season. This season she finished 19-3 in dual match play at number-one singles, helping the Lions to rank 64th in the nation.
Mesterovaís Player of the Year honor was joined by her first-team singles and first-team doubles All-WCC selection. It is the second year for both of those honors for Mesterova.
Joining Mestervoa as All-WCC first-team in doubles was teammate and senior Robyn Baker. Baker and Mesterova went 13-6 on the season, going 13-4 at number-one doubles. They also earned the All-WCC honor together a year ago.
In addition to her doubles honor, Baker earned second-team All-WCC honors, with a 14-10 record overall and 13-8 record in dual match play at number-two singles.
LMU freshman Elrien de Villiers opened her collegiate tennis career with a 12-11 overall record and earned honorable mention All-WCC honors.
Also earning honorable mention selection was the LMU doubles team of Serena Fermin and Tamara Tanner.