Women’s Tennis Earns All-GNAC Honors, Kitterick Named COY

Women’s Tennis Earns All-GNAC Honors, Kitterick Named COY

WINTHROP, Mass. – A day after the GNAC Championship match, the league handed out its annual all-conference awards. Three Wildcats were honored by the league and head coach Devin Kitterick was named GNAC Coach of the Year.

Leading the way was sophomore Claire Parry with a First-Team Singles selection. Senior Delaney Macchirole and freshman Kourtney Moore were Second-Team Singles honorees.

It's the second time that Kitterick has earned the league's top coaching honor after his initial selection in 2016. Johnson & Wales has earned at least 12 victories during his four years and reached the GNAC title match each of those seasons.

Every match Parry drew the opponent's top player in the number one singles spot. A native of Westport, Conn., she posted a 10-7 overall record, including 4-2 in league play.

Macchirole ends her career with her second-straight Second-Team Singles honor. The Greenport, N.Y., native had a 9-6 record, including the deciding point in the 5-4 win over Eastern Nazarene in the GNAC semifinals on Saturday. Macchirole was also the team's representative on the GNAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

A starter from day one, Moore tied for the team lead with 11 victories in her rookie campaign. A native of Roswell, Ga., she was 4-2 during GNAC action and won eight of her last nine contests.

Kitterick's squad should have another shot at the title in 2019 as they return four of their six singles starters.