NCAA Womens Tennis

2024 ACC Women’s Tennis Annual Awards Unveiled

2024 ACC Women's Tennis Annual Awards Unveiled

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – Miami’s Alexa Noel has been selected the 2024 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Year, while Duke’s Shavit Kimchi was named the Freshman of the Year and Virginia’s Sara O’Leary was tabbed Coach of the Year. The three highlight the 2024 All-ACC teams.

Noel won the 2024 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championship following a 27-8 season that resulted in her ranking of No. 3 in the nation by the ITA. The Summit, New Jersey, native, who entered the tournament as the No. 8 seed, is the 10th ACC student-athlete to capture the women’s singles NCAA title, the first since 2019, and the third player from Miami to win. She was named an ITA All-American for the third time in her career, as well as a 2024 Honda Sport Award finalist. The redshirt junior finished with an 8-4 record in conference play with a 21-6 overall record over nationally ranked top-50 opponents.

Kimchi quickly solidified herself as one of the top freshman in the nation, finishing her rookie campaign 17-12 in singles matches. The Sdey Hemed, Israel, native owns five wins over nationally ranked opponents this season, including three in the top-50. The five-time ACC Freshman of the Week posted a 8-5 record in ACC play. After going 8-4 across her final 12 matches of the season, Kimchi finished the 2024 season ranked No. 72 by the ITA .

O’Leary led the Cavaliers to their second-ever regular season conference title, as Virginia and North Carolina were named the 2024 ACC Co-Champions. UVA finished conference play with a 12-1 record, matching its program record for ACC victories in a season and set the mark for fewest losses in a season. Virginia made its sixth-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships under O’Leary and 23rd overall, while earning a No. 5 seed to head into the postseason. The Cavaliers advanced to the 2024 NCAA Quarterfinals for the fourth time in program history while setting a program record of 25 wins in a season. O’Leary led UVA to a final ranking of No. 8 by the ITA.

Player of the Year: Alexa Noel, Miami

Freshman of the Year: Shavit Kimchi, Duke

Coach of the Year: Sara O’Leary, Virginia

2024 All-ACC Singles Teams

First Team

Amelia Rajecki, NC State**

Alexa Noel, Miami**

Reese Brantmeier, North Carolina**

Fiona Crawley, North Carolina****

Elizabeth Scotty, North…

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