Published On: Thu, Jun 8th, 2023

Djoubri selected ITA National Rookie of the Year, All-American

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its national award winners on Tuesday and Lynn University freshman Salma Djoubri was named the ITA Rookie of the Year award winner following a standout first-year at the collegiate level. She was also named an All-American after finishing in the Top-20 of the ITA Singles Rankings.

Djoubri is just the second National Rookie of the Year for the Fighting Knight women’s tennis program and first since Valentine Confalonieri in 2012-13.

She capped the season ranked 11th in NCAA Division II in singles play after posting a 15-4 record in the top flight. She posted three singles wins against players ranked inside the ITA top-10, including No. 1 and ITA National Player of the Year Deniz Khazan (Barry), No. 7 Julie Razafindranaly (Nova Southeastern) and No. 8 Marta Vicens (Saint Leo). She also added a pair of wins over No. 21 Haina Franco (West Alabama).

Last week, Djoubri was named the Rookie of the Year for the south region. She also collected Sunshine State Conference Athlete and Freshman of the Year awards, along with being named to the All-SSC First Team in singles.

In doubles action, Djoubri collected a 16-5 record with six wins coming in the top flight and another 10 victories coming at No. 2 doubles. She closed the spring season with a 7-1 record in her final eight doubles matches.

Lynn finished 19-6 overall on the season and is currently ranked No. 5 in the ITA National Rankings.

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