Barall Represents St. Mary's Women's Tennis on All-CAC Team

Melissa Barall - 2018 All-CAC Second Team
Melissa Barall - 2018 All-CAC Second Team

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

Fredericksburg, Va. – Senior captain Melissa Barall (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) landed on the 2018 All-Capital Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Team as announced by assistant conference commissioner Tim Mowrer on Monday morning. Barall earned a spot on the second team for No. 1 singles and was the lone representative for St. Mary's College of Maryland.

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Barall is picking up her second career all-star selection after being named the 2015 CAC Rookie of the Year and garnering a second-team spot at No. 2 singles.

The two-year team captain paced the team with a 12-4 overall record this season, including an 11-3 dual match mark at No. 1 singles. She also went 3-3 in conference play. Barall finished her senior campaign by winning seven of her last 10 matches. Between February 25 and March 15, she won five straight matches and only dropped six games during the win streak.

Barall teamed up with classmate Chelsea English (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) and first-year Sophia Gary (Germantown, Md./Holton-Arms School) for a team-best 10-7 doubles record at the No. 1 spot, including an 8-6 log in dual matches.

She recorded five shutout victories in singles action while adding three 8-0 triumphs in doubles play.

Barall wrapped up her four-year career with a 47-19 singles record to rank third all-time with most singles wins while ranking second all-time with a .712 career win percentage. She owns the best single-season win percentage at .850 after going 17-3 as a first-year in 2015. In doubles action, Barall ranks fifth all-time with 33 doubles victories.

The Seahawks finished the 2017-18 campaign with an 8-7 (2-5 CAC) overall record for the team's first winning season during head coach Tyler Robinson's three-year tenure. 

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