Hernandez named NAIA All-American Honorable Mention
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Hernandez named NAIA All-American Honorable Mention

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland junior Jessica Hernandez earned 2022 NAIA Women's Tennis All-America Honorable Mention honors as announced Tuesday by the national office and selected by the NAIA All-America committee.

Hernandez earns a spot on the NAIA All-America team for the first time in her career. She has been a First Team All-Conference member for three straight seasons. The junior was named an ITA doubles All-American with Ainhoa Garijo Garrido in 2018-19. 

This season, she posted a 10-4 record playing as the No. 1 single and was 10-7 in doubles play with a variety of partners. Hernandez and Maria Arbaleaz went 7-3 in doubles this season. 

The Bogota, Colombia native was one of five Mid-South Conference women's tennis players named to the All-America team. Tomomi Nagao from the University of the Cumberlands was named a First Team selection while Lucia Mora and Alexandra Parra from Lindsey Wilson and Oriana Espinoza from Campbellsville were honorable mentions as well.  

 

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

Lara Teodoro, Ave Maria (Fla.)
Tomomi Nagao, Cumberlands (Ky.) 
Maria Genovese, Georgia Gwinnett
Selina Pichler, Georgia Gwinnett
Alejandra Ferrer, Georgia Gwinnett
Iryna Lysykh, Georgia Gwinnett
Tereza Koplova, Georgia Gwinnett
Maddie Bemisderfer, Indiana Wesleyan
Kahea Companion, Keiser (Fla.) 
Vanja Vidanovic, Keiser (Fla.)
Stephanie Petit, Montreat (N.C.) 
Valerie Quinceno, Montreat (N.C.)
Aarushi Kakkar, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 
Priya Sukkanha, SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Yu Yue, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 
Teodora Jovic, Union (Ky.)


SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

Josefa Fernandez, Tennessee Wesleyan 
Tara Gilich, Tennessee Wesleyan
Karen Kondo, Union (Ky.) 
Liza Velykorodna, Georgia Gwinnett 
Lena Golz, Indiana Wesleyan
Ashlee Fisk, Indiana Wesleyan 
Thais Mendez, Indiana Wesleyan
Giulia Leali, Ottawa (Ariz.) 
Ana Zavala, William Woods (Mo.) 
Kareemah Muhammad, Xavier (La.) 
Lucy Carpenter, Loyola (La.)
Marina Prieto, William Carey (Miss.)
Martina Picardi, Southeastern (Fla.) 
Joyce Nouws, Keiser (Fla.)
Kanon Sorakubo, Keiser (Fla.)
Beatrice Letizia, Southeastern (Fla.) 


ALL-AMERICAN HONORABLE MENTION

McKenna Mountain, Saint Katherine (Calif.)
Johanna Sotelo-Mena, Ottawa (Ariz.) 
Rachal Jackson, Westmont (Calif.) 
Francesca Aguirre, Westmont (Calif.) 
Shayee Sherif, Westcliff (Calif.) 
Laura Fernanda, Saint Katherine (Calif.)
Yana Goranova, Ottawa (Kan.)
Lucia Mora, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 
Alexandra Parra, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Oriana Espinoza, Campbellsville (Ky.)
Jessica Hernandez, Cumberland (Tenn.)
Candela Bonivardi, LSU Alexandria (La.)
Alicia Romero, LSU Alexandria (La.) 
Juliette Finch, Xavier (La.) 
Tsveti Trifonova, Blue Mountain (Miss.) 
Andrea Oria, Ave Maria (Fla.)