Viebrock, Dassa Garner All-Northeast Conference Honors

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SOMERSET, N.J. – Junior Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) and freshman Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, N.J.) of the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team earned All-Northeast Conference honors for their performance this season, announced on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 by the league office. Viebrock earned a First Team selection at #3 singles, while Dassa garnered a Second Team selection at #5 singles.  

Head Coach Mike Quitko believed that the two athletes were very deserving of the awards. "Sarah and Michelle had outstanding seasons for us this year and played a major role in our run to the NEC Championship," said Quitko. "As a team-captain, Sarah was a tremendous role-model for our young team, both on and off the court, and contributed greatly to Michelle's first-year success. Michelle progressed throughout the season and really learned what it takes to compete at the Division I level."

Viebrock was the only All-NEC first teamer to repeat, but this time at the #3 spot after earning #4 flight honors a year ago. The chance to sharpen her game against a slew of challenging non-conference opponents served her well in league play, where she posted a 5-1 record for the Bobcats. In perhaps her best performance of the season, she posted a 6-1, 6-1 win in the terrific NEC title match against FDU. Viebrock finished 15-13 on the year. She also added a 15-4 mark alongside of fellow classmate Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) in #1 doubles.

Dassa was just one of three freshmen to be voted as an All-NEC singles performer. Dassa excelled in league play, winning four-of-six matches while competing at the #4 flight. After a 6-0, 6-0 win against Sacred Heart in the NEC semifinals, the Marlboro, NJ native fell just short in a three-set thriller against FDU in the championship tilt. She ended the year with 10 victories. Dassa also paired with Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City, N.Y.) for a remarkable 22-8 record at #2 doubles. 

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