Carter makes Big Sky first team

Sasha Carter - Photo courtesy of the University of Montana
Sasha Carter
— image credit: Photo courtesy of the University of Montana

Sasha Carter of Bainbridge Island has earned major recognition from Big Sky Conference coaches.

Carter plays tennis for the University of Montana, and was named to the first-team All-Big Sky Conference late last week.

It’s the first time she has won the honor. Carter earned second-team accolades last season, but she had an even better year in 2014. She finished 8-1 in regular season conference matches.

“Every day Sasha brings it,” said Grizzly head women’s tennis coach Steve Ascher.

“Other coaches have been very complimentary of how tough she is mentally,” Ascher said. “She’s always focused, and she’s fun to watch because you can see how engaged she is in every moment.”

Carter’s most memorable win of the season was a duel-clinching win at No. 3 singles, after she was down 5-3 in the third set.

Carter will be back next season.

The all-conference teams are selected through a vote by head coaches in the Big Sky Conference for the players. There are eight first-team selections, four second-team selections, as well as honorable mentions.


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