MAC Announces Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 4/11/2006

April 11, 2006

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WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Andreea Novaceanu - Buffalo
Sophomore - Bucharest, Romania/Emil Racovita
Novaceanu went 3-1 last week to extend her school record singles win total to 23 with straight set victories over Elizabeth Syrova of Eastern Michigan (6-2, 7-5) and Myriam Cueva of Toledo (6-4, 7-5). Novaceanu is currently on a 10-match singles winning streak and is 13-1 in dual meet competition this season. She went 1-1 with doubles partner Tina Jacob over the weekend, winning in the number two match against Eastern Michigan but dropping the number one match against Toledo on Saturday.

ADDITIONAL NOMINEES

Vanessa Frankowski - Eastern Michigan
Sophomore - Stuttgart, Germany-Albertus Magus Gymnasium
Frankowski helped EMU to a 1-1 MAC record over the weekend. She tallied a 3-1 record combined in singles and doubles play versus Buffalo and Akron. Frankowski defeated Natalie Dean (Buffalo), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 and Amy Sherlock (Akron), 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 3 singles spot to maintain a perfect 5-0 MAC record. Also teamed with junior Yana Parfenyuk at No. 1 doubles to defeat Gombera/Larson (Akron) 8-4.

Victoria Pulido - Miami
Sophomore - Cuernavaca, Mexico/ITESM-Morelos
Playing up a spot in Miami's singles lineup due to illness elsewhere, Pulido went 2-0 in singles play and tied for the team lead with 12 dual-meet singles wins this season. Pulido cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win over NIU's Chrissy Nagel at No. 4 singles Saturday and tallied Miami's lone point versus nationally-ranked Marshall at fourth singles, battling past Shannon Brown, 6-3, 6-4, with an impressive effort. She has won seven of her last eight singles matches.

Carrie Jeanmaire - Western Michigan
Junior - Belvidere, Ill./Belvidere HS
Carrie Jeanmaire helped the Broncos improve to 5-0 in the MAC with a dominant performance against Bowling Green. Jeanmaire teamed with Malena Remynse to win 8-2 at one doubles and then she didn't lose a game in shutting out Jenna Nussbaum 6-0, 6-0 at two singles.

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
Mar. 22 - Reedhina Parekh, Western Michigan
Mar. 28 - Victoria Pulido, Miami
Apr. 4 - Malena Remynse, Western Michigan
Apr. 11 - Andreea Novaceanu, Buffalo