NCAA Womens Tennis

Alvarez Sande, Nakagawa Earn All-Pac-12 Honors

Alvarez Sande, Nakagawa Earn All-Pac-12 Honors


PULLMAN, Wash. (May 3, 2024) – Washington State sophomores Eva Alvarez Sande and Yura Nakagawa each earned All-Pac-12 Women’s Tennis honors for the 2024 season, the Pac-12 Conference announced Friday.
 
Alvarez Sande, from Coruna, Galicia, Spain, was named to the All-Pac-12 Conference Second Team for the second-consecutive season. During the 2024 season, Alvarez Sande posted a 17-11 overall singles record and teamed with Elyse Tse to go 17-10 in doubles. Alvarez Sande played in the No. 1 singles and doubles position in each dual match during the season. Her best win of the season came against No. 39 Hannah Viller Moeller of California in straight sets.
 
Nakagawa, a sophomore from Yokohama, Japan, earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention accolades for the first time in her career. After opening the season winning 12 of her first 13 singles matches, Nakagawa posted an 18-12 singles record and a team-leading 19 doubles wins with partner Fifa Kumhom. Against USC, she defeated Grace Piper, ranked No. 51 nationally, her best win of the season.
 
This season marks the fourth time since the Pac-12 moved to a full conference schedule in 1998 that Washington State had multiple players receive All-Pac-12 honors in the same year.

 

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