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Clayton State places three players on women's tennis All-Academic Team

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

From Staff Reports

The Peach Belt Conference released its 2011 All-Academic team for women's tennis on Tuesday, and the Clayton State Lakers placed three players on this year's squad.

Clayton State's Viktoriya Semyrodenko, Marie Cercelletti and Ivana Krommelova were each selected PBC All-Academic team, which was voted on by the conference's sports information directors. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution.

All three players excelled both on the court and in the classroom this season for head coach Le'Trone Mason as the 12th-ranked Lakers finished 18-8 overall and advanced to the NCAA Division II "Final Four" for the first time in program history.

A senior from Donetsk, Ukraine, Semyrodenko finished her heralded Clayton State career with a 16-6 mark in singles and 17-6 in doubles this season. She was selected All-Peach Belt Conference in both singles and doubles, playing No. 1 position in both areas. She is currently ranked 17th in the nation in Division II in singles and 12th in doubles.

Semyrodenko carries a 3.37 grade-point average in Health and Fitness Management, and plans to graduate in December.

A sophomore from Nove Zamky, Slovakia, Krommelova was also an All-Peach Belt Conference selection in doubles. She is currently ranked 12th in the nation in Division II in doubles, finishing 17-6 in doubles and 14-5 in singles on the season. Krommelova carries a 3.73 GPA in Management.

A junior from Domvallier, France, Cercelletti carries a 3.41 GPA in Marketing. She finished the season 16-6 in singles and 17-8 in doubles playing primarily No. 4 in singles and No. 2 in doubles.