March 15, 2006
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WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jenna Nussbaum - Bowling Green
Soph. - Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South
Nussbaum went 5-1 last week in competition against St. Mary's, Duquesne and Grand Valley State. Against St. Mary's, she fought back to claim a win at No. 2 singles, capturing 7-5 and 1-0 (8) sets after being down after the first set.
Jenna Larson - Akron
Jr. - Bismarck, N.D./Century HS
Larson posted victories in all three of her singles matches last week, guiding the Zips to a 2-1 record at the Prairie View A&M Invitational. All of her wins came at the No. 4 position. In the Zips 6-1 victory over Prairie View A&M on Saturday, Larson downed Michele Scurry 6-1, 6-0. In Friday's 5-2 defeat of Texas Southern she caught Priscilla Cervantes 6-4, 6-2, and in that day's 6-1 loss to Texas A&M Corpus-Christi she bested Lana Burton 6-7 (2), 6-3, 1-0.
Katie Owens - Ball State
Sr. - Puyallup, Wash./Emerald Ridge HS
Owens was 4-0 in two matches last week. She went a perfect 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles versus UT-Martin and Arkansas State. Versus UT-Martin, Owens took down Ernestine Koornhof in straight sets 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 at the No. 5 slot. Additionally, Owens defeated Arkansas State's Karen Saravia, also in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. Owens paired with sophomore Stephanie Farrar for two wins at the No. 2 doubles position. Versus UT-Martin, the duo defeated De Wet and Garza 9-7 and versus Arkansas State, the pair took down Branker and Silva 8-3. The two singles wins give Owens 15 on the season and the two doubles wins move the duo to nine wins this campaign.
Carrie Jeanmaire - Western Michigan
Jr. - Belvidere, Ill./Belvidere HS
Jeanmaire helped the Broncos to a 1-1 week against No. 2
Notre Dame and Illinois State. Playing at two singles she defeated the Redbirds' Veronique Parke-Bedard 6-1, 7-5 and she also won at one doubles with partner Malena Remynse 8-3.
This Year's Honorees
Jan. 17 - Rattiya Hiranrat, Western Michigan
Jan. 24 - Reedhina Parekh, Western Michigan
Jan. 31 - Eunice Paravicini, Toledo and Kerstin Pahl, W. Michigan
Feb. 7 - Kelsey Jakupcin - Bowling Green
Feb. 14 - Katie Owens - Ball State
Feb. 21 - Catherina Bestahorn, Eastern Michigan
Feb. 28 - Lilian Asuaje, Northern Illinois
Mar. 8 - Andreea Novaceanu, Buffalo; Remy Swain, Miami
Mar. 15 - Jenna Nussbaum, Bowling Green