San Antonio – St. Mary’s University women’s tennis player Vanessa Sholles was named All-Heartland Conference for the first time in a vote of league coaches.
Sholles (Jr., Paramaribo, Suriname) played number one singles for the Rattlers this season and posted a 9-12 record. In doubles Sholles compiled the top mark on the squad at 8-14, playing primarily at number one. Sholles is in her third season with the Rattlers and has 32 career wins, including 17 in 2009.
St. Mary’s finished the 2009 season with a 6-13 record, their best mark since the 2005-2006 season. The Rattlers advanced to the Heartland Conference Tournament semifinals.