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Krutova named to LSWA All-Louisiana women’s tennis team
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After a highly accomplished sophomore season in which she helped Northwestern State to its second-ever 20-win season in women’s tennis, Natayla Krutova has been voted as a first-team selection on the All-Louisiana Women’s Tennis Team selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

She was first-team All-Southland Conference in singles and doubles for NSU, 20-6, which narrowly missed a second straight NCAA Tournament appearance with a nail-biting loss to the home team in the conference tournament finals at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in late April.

Krutova, from Sevastopol, Ukraine, posted a 17-4 record this spring, primarily at No. 3 singles, where she was 12-2 with a 9-1 mark in Southland play to earn first-team all-conference status.

She was first-team All-Southland in doubles play, with an 18-3 record, including an unbeaten 10-0 conference record at No. 2 teamed with Kateryna Piatakova.

Her singles winning percentage of .810 ties for the 10th best season performance in school history and gives her a 31-11 mark through two seasons, 17 away from breaking into the Lady Demons’ career top 10 for singles wins.

Krutova’s doubles winning percentage of .857 ranks ninth on the school single-season all-time list.

The 18 doubles wins ties for sixth-most in a season at NSU. She is 34-8 in doubles after two seasons, 15 wins shy of cracking the career top 10.

Recently chosen first-team Academic All-Southland Conference, Krutova, who was on the elite Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot, has a perfect 4.0 grade point average in biology at the end of her sophomore year.

Joining her on the six-woman All-Louisiana first team were players from Tulane, Southeastern, McNeese and Xavier who posted a combined singles record of 88-15, while LSU put three players on the six-woman second-team.

Klara Vyskocilova of Tulane, the Conference USA Player of the Year, was voted the state’s Player of the Year by the LSWA panel.

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