April 5, 2005
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The Mid-American Conference announced it's Women's Tennis Player of the Week today. The award went to Marshall Senior Ashley Kroh (Louisville, Ky.). Kroh was 4-0 on the week for the Herd playing No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles against EMU and Toledo. Kroh and partner Jeanne Schwartz won both doubles matches convincingly at 8-0. Friday, Kroh picked up an upset win against defending MAC Player of the Year Victoria Domina of Eastern Michigan, 4-6, 6-4,1-0 (11-9). Domina is the No. 54 ranked player in the nation and Kroh handed the Eagles star her fi rst career loss in MAC play. Kroh downed Myriam Cueva 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday against Toledo to round out her impressive weekend of play. The senior has won 10 singles matches in a row and is 12-1 on the season with her only loss coming to No. 46 Sarah Foster of fi fth ranked Kentucky.
Jessica Thompson, Ball State, So.(Carmel, Ind./Carmel)
Thompson went undefeated in both singles and doubles over the weekend in
BSU's two league matchups. On Friday, Thompson teamed with junior Katie
Owens for an 8-4 win versus Akron's Laura Hemlepp and Jennifer Ales at the
No. 2 doubles position. In singles play, Thompson downed UA's Amy Sherlock
6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (7) at the No. 2 slot. On Sunday, she and Owens once again
prevailed, this time over Buffalo's Meggie Nenova and Tina Jacob 8-5 at No. 2 doubles. The success continued in singles play for Thompson as she posted a 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over Kristen Ortman at the No. 2 position.
Susie Schoenberger, Bowling Green, Sr. (Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington)
Schoenberger won both the singles and doubles fl ights to help the Falcons
defeat Buffalo and Akron. Susie played at No. 1 singles against Buffalo winning 7-5, 6-4. She also played No. 1 doubles with teammate Ashley Jakupcin to take that 8-6 win. On Sunday against Akron Susie took a 6-2, 6-4 win in No.1 singles and then at No. 1 doubles she was able to take an, 8-1 victory.
Miglena Nenova, Buffalo (Rousse, Bulgaria/Eurointellect)
Nenova's victory at third singles gave the Bulls the deciding margin against the Ball State Cardinals, 4-3, on Saturday. Nenova needed three sets to beat Ball State's Haly Calderwood, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2. It was uncertain whether Nenova would be able to play in the singles match after being hit in the face by a ball during the doubles competition.
Remy Swain, Miami, Jr. (Louisville, Ky./duPont Manual)
Swain went 4-0 last week as Miami swept past Toledo and Eastern Michigan
to improve to 3-1 in the MAC. In action at No. 6 singles, Swain surrendered only two games on the weekend, cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Toledo's Sarah Thompson and a 6-1, 6-1 victory over EMU's Catherine Bestahorn. Swain also paired with Leda Pesatova at No. 2 doubles to post a 2-0 record over the weekend and help Miami claim the doubles point in both matches.
Reedhina Parekh, Western Michigan, Jr. (Calcutta, India)
Parekh played a key role in road wins over Northern Illinois and DePaul, posting a pair of singles and doubles victories. She teamed with sophomore Carrie Jeanmaire to earn a pair of doubles-point clinching wins at No. 3 and her 7-6,4-6, 6-3 victory at No. 4 singles against the Blue Demons allowed WMU to claim a 4-3 decision. She also posted a straight-set win at No. 4 in the win over NIU.