First 2002 Women's Tennis Player of the Week Announced

Updated 3/25/2002

March 25, 2002

Player of the Week for March 19, 2002

Ball State's Melissa Roach (Jr., East Yorkshire, England) led her team to a 3-0 record over spring break and helped the Cardinals extend their winning streak to seven. She was a perfect 2-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles playing at the No.1 slots in both events. In singles, she won both her matches in two sets. She is 14-7 overall and 7-2 in dual matches in singles.

Other Nominees

Northern Illinois' Erica Heshelman (Jr., Rockton, IL) went 2-0 on the team's spring break trip to Hawaii, running her overall record to 15-4 and her dual match record to 9-2. She defeated Hawaii's Polina Kravets 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 to secure the NIU 4-3 victory before beating Hawaii-Hilo's Fiorella Poblete in No.3 singles on Thursday.

Miami's Erica Echko (Sr., Dayton, OH) went 1-1 in singles action and 2-1 in doubles play on Miami's spring break trip in Florida last week. Echko notched a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 5 doubles to help Miami collect a close 4-3 win over Syracuse. She and Wiegand posted the only RedHawk win in a 4-0 loss to Florida Atlantic, recording an 8-6 triumph at No. 3 doubles. The duo battled No. 29 Florida International's No. 3 double tandem in an 8-6 loss. Echko fell at the No.5 spot 7-5, 6-2.

Bowling Green's Gaby Coello (So., Guayaeuil, Ecuador) went 4-2 last week, including a perfect 3-0 in singles play. Coello, who sat out the fall portion of the schedule, is now 6-3 in singles this year and has a four-match winning streak. She won all three of her singles matches (one at the #4 flight, two at #5) in straight sets, losing a total of just 11 games in the six sets. Coello teamed with classmate Lisa Maloney to go 1-2 at the No. 2 doubles flight, including a win versus Colorado State.

Marshall's Alice Sukner (So., Pittsburgh, PA) went 1-0 in singles and 0-1 in doubles. She has an overall record of 7-2 playing at number two and three. Her overall doubles record is 7-3 playing at the one, two and three spots. Earlier in the season Sukner defeated No. 67 Maren Haus of Wake Forest. She has also defeated players from top ranked UVA and Cincinnati.

Western Michigan's Melanie Remynse (Jr., Portage, MI) won a pair of matches against Alabama-Birmingham. She won the No. 3 singles match 6-4, 6-4 over Sjouke Liem. She then teamed with Larissa Chinwah to win the No. 2 doubles match over Liem and Natasha Immele, She ranks second on the team in wins with 32.

Toledo's Vivian Rivera (Fr., Santa Cruz, Bolivia) won two matches against George Washington and West Virginia at No. 2 singles.