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Four Aztecs Earn All-Mountain West Honors

Tamara Arnold and Andjela Skrobonja have been named to the all-conference singles team, while Alicia Melosch and Dariya Detkovskaya have been named to the all-conference doubles team.
By GoAztecs

Tamara Arnold and Andjela Skrobonja have been named to the all-conference singles team, while Alicia Melosch and Dariya Detkovskaya have been named to the all-conference doubles team, the conference announced on Tuesday evening.


Arnold, a senior from Olten, Switzerland is making her fourth consecutive appearance on the all-conference singles team, and has earned her fifth all-conference nod as an Aztec. She was also named to the all-conference singles team in 2020, 2021, and 2022, and to the doubles team with teammate Julia Jordan in 2020. Arnold finished the dual season with an 11-5 record, and an incredible 7-0 mark in conference play. She led the team in wins in conference play, and earned straight sets wins in six of those seven matches. Additionally, throughout the dual season Arnold won in straight sets nine times, en-route to an overall record of 16-6 across the fall and spring singles seasons.


Skrobonja, a transfer from Florida International, enjoyed a breakout season on The Mesa in 2023. The Somber, Serbia native played exclusively at the No. 1 singles spot in the rotation all season, and posted an impressive 11-4 mark in singles play this spring. Skrobonja also went a perfect 5-0 in singles in Mountain West play this spring, all at the No. 1 spot in the order. In those five wins in Mountain West play, Skrobonja earned the win in dominant fashion, winning all of those matches in straight sets. Additionally for the spring season, Skrobonja earned 11 wins and eight of them came in straight sets. She heads into the conference tournament next week 20-6 overall across the fall tournament and spring dual seasons. 


Additionally, Melosch and Detkovskaya earned all-MW as a doubles pairing. Melosch, a fifth-year senior from La Jolla, California earned the honor for the third time in her career. She also earned all-MW doubles team accolades in 2019 and 2021 with partner Nnena Nadozie. As for Detkovskaya, the transfer from Oklahoma State earns her first all-MW honors in her first season at SDSU. After a stellar campaign in both singles play and doubles play that included knocking off a ranked opponent in singles play, Detkovskaya teamed up with Melosch midway through the MW dual season, and they brought an instant spark to the Aztecs' doubles play. The duo went 3-1 combined on courts one and two in the rotation over the course of the final two weeks to earn the nod.


Up Next: San Diego State is the No. 3 seed in the Mountain West Tournament, and will take on the winner of No. 6 Boise State and No. 11 Utah State on Thursday in the quarterfinal round. The Aztecs will be looking to repeat as Mountain West Tournament winners for the second year in a row after winning the tournament in 2022.