Aguilar was named National ITA Player to Watch and Emelianova was named National ITA Rookie of the Year. Both were honored regional for the awards before winning the national spotlight.
"Aguilar made an immediate impact to the men's team playing No. 1 singles and doubles this year," Head Coach Priscilla Jensen said. "He was named the teams Most Valuable Player and helped guide the team to its first GSAC title in the program's 2-year history."
He ranked No. 1 in the West Region in singles and doubles, and ranked nationally at No. 11 in singles and No. 4 in doubles. He has been honored as an NAIA First Team All-American, All-Conference, GSAC Conference Player of the Year, and won the Ojai Tennis Tournament title in 2015.
Playing the No. 1 singles and doubles positions, Emelianova has worked her way to a No. 5 regional ranking in singles, No. 8 regional ranking in doubles and No. 19 national ranking in singles.
"Emelianova has made an immediate impact to SDC's team as a freshman," Jensen said. "Not only on the court, but also as a teammate getting adjusted so quickly entering in the Spring 2016 as an international student-athlete. She's doing so well academically and adapting to her new environment. She also is our Most Improved Player who made tremendous progress in her confidence earning All-Conference her first year."