Nate Slack | Posted: 6 May 2021 | Updated: 15 Jun 2021

Abramyan, Heimuli, Jiao receive All-WCC honors

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SAN MATEO, Calif. – Seniors Anastasia Abramyan and Leah Heimuli along with sophomore Helen Jiao each received All-WCC honors, as voted on by the coaches, the league announced Thursday. Abramyan and Heimuli were recognized for their success in singles play, while Abramyan and Jiao received honors in doubles. The postseason awards were a first for each of the three.  

Abramyan was named to the All-WCC Second Team Singles after finishing the season with a record of 12-8. Competing at No. 1 singles, Abramyan won six of her final 10 matches, including a win in three sets over No. 78 Michaela Bayerlova of Washington State. Abramyan had a five-match win streak that started with a victory in the third set against rival Utah, and she went on to win seven of the next nine matches.

Heimuli was named to the All-WCC Singles Honorable Mention. Heimuli finished the season with a team-high 15 wins to go with eight losses. While she battled in the No. 2 spot for most of the year, Heimuli competed in the No. 1 spot twice and collected wins over Dixie State and Sacramento State. Heimuli started the year with a perfect 5-0 record before stumbling on the road. She answered by winning 10 of her next 12 matches, including a run of eight straight wins which ended up being the second longest win streak of the year for the Cougars.

Abramyan and Jiao were named to the All-WCC Second Team Doubles. The two combined for eight wins and six losses while competing at the No. 1 doubles position. The season highlight for Abramyan and Jiao came back in February when they dominated No. 36 Taylor Melville and Hada Chang of the Denver Pioneers, on the road, in their only match against a ranked opponent, 6-2. They finished the season winning three of their final four completed matches.

Read the full WCC release here.

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