LSU’s Safiya Carrington selected to LSWA’s All-Louisiana women’s tennis first team

PHOTO BY: Kourtney Carroll

LSU women’s tennis junior Safiya Carrington was named to the 2022 All-Louisiana First Team by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. 

It was the third straight All-Louisiana selection for Carrington, earning a spots on the second team in each of the 2020 and ’21 seasons. She finished the past season with 11 wins in singles play, including wins over four ranked opponents, and had nine wins in doubles play.

2022 LOUISIANA SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS TEAM 

FIRST TEAM 
Safiya Carrington, LSU
Lina Hohnhold, New Orleans
Mariella Minetti, Northwestern State
Charlotte Russell, Tulane
Viktorie Wojchikova, Northwestern State
Lahari Yelamanchili, Tulane

SECOND TEAM 
Lucy Carpenter, Loyola
Najah Dawson, Louisiana Tech
Kareemah Muhammad, Xavier
Alicia Romero Gomez, LSU Alexandria
Olivia Scattini, LSU Alexandria
Ilana Tetruashvili, Louisiana Tech

HONORABLE MENTION 
Annemart Kleijn, LSU Alexandria; Patricia Martinez Molina, LSU Alexandria; Jiayun Zhu Tulane.

WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR 
Lahari Yelamanchili, Tulane

WOMEN’S NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 
Najah Dawson, Louisiana Tech

WOMEN’S FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 
Kareemah Muhammad, Xavier

WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR 
Melinda Descant, LSU Alexandria

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