York's Greg Jackson Named CUNYAC Coach of the Year; Ko Named All-Star

York College women's tennis coach Greg Jackson capped off a very successful 2010 season Thursday, when he was named the CUNY Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. Freshman Anna Ko was also named to the CUNYAC Second-Team All-Stars.

Jackson took a Lady Cardinals squad who was just in its second year of existence to the semifinals of the CUNYAC Championships.  York went 6-3 in conference play and earned the third seed in the playoffs.  From there, York won its first-ever quarterfinal match by defeating Brooklyn College 5-4 on October 19. 

“It’s not difficult to coach when you have student-athletes who want to learn,” said Jackson.  These girls gave 100 percent and worked together as a team all year long.  We all made sacrifices this season and it paid off.” I’d like to thank the York Athletics staff for their support throughout the season, as well as the other coaches in the league who were great competitors all year long.”

Ko was an instrumental part of the Lady Cardinals success.  At singles play, she held an 8-7 record, splitting time between fourth and fifth singles.  However, it was her doubles play which really paved the way for York’s success.  Ko, along with partner Tenzin Kunchok, went a perfect 7-0 in doubles play during the regular season against conference opponents.  Their only blemish against a conference opponent came in the semi-finals, when they narrowly lost 9-7 to Baruch College.

Epraski Yushkova and Jane Selegean of Hunter College were named Player and Rookie of the Year respectively.  Giselle Strachan of Medgar Evers College earned the CUNYAC Sportsmanship Award. 


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