MAC Announces Women's Tennis Players of the Week

Updated 2/17/2007

MAC WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Miglena Nenova - Buffalo

Senior - Rousse, Bulgaria/EurointelelctNenova stepped into the number No. 1 spot in singles play and was instrumental in UB’s win over #75 Syracuse as she scored a 6-3, 6-0 win over Olga Votavova, ranked 28th in the East. Nenova also defeated Niagara’s Vanja Lukic, 6-1, 6-2, in UB’s 7-0 sweep of the Purple Eagles. Nenova is 8-2 overall in singles play this season and 4-0 in dual meets. She and Denise Harijanto (Jakarta, Indonesia) also lead the team in doubles play with a 12-4 record. Nenova and Harijanto scored wins over Syracuse’s Catherine Zawadzki and Chelsea Jones, 8-3, on Friday and Niagara’s Jennifer Cremieux and Sheila Dargout, 8-2, on Sunday.

ADDITIONAL NOMINEES

Stefanie Menoff - Bowling Green

Sophomore - Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley HSWas a perfect 5-0 as the Falcons swept three matches over the weekend. Teamed with freshman Samantha Kintzel for a pair of wins at the No. 3 doubles flight, and was victorious in singles in each of the Falcons’ three matches vs. Duquesne, Xavier and Detroit.

Vanessa Frankowski - Eastern Michigan

Junior - Stuttgart, Germany/Alberus Magus GymnasiumFrankowski, the No. 45 singles player in the country, lead EMU to victory in their first home match of the season, a 7-0 win over Detroit. She defeated Annie Moore 6-2, 7-5 in the No. 1 singles match, then teamed with Yana Parfenyuk in No.1 doubles action for a 8-4 victory.

Martina Wodzinski - Toledo

Freshman - Wayne, Ill./ BartlettWodzinski went 2-0 last week.. At No. 2 singles she defeated Dayton’s Allysa Detroy 6-3, 6-2 and also won at No. 2 doubles. She is 6-0 at No. 2 singles this year. Her biggest match of the season was when she defeated Michigan State’s Stephanie Kebler 7-5, 6-0. She is tied for the best record on the team.

Noriko Saruta - Western Michigan

Junior - Yamaguchi, Japan/Shukugawa GakuinNoriko Saruta went 4-0 for the Broncos on Saturday against UIC and Bradley to move all alone into 28th all-time on the WMU victory list with 139 career wins. Saruta’s efforts helped WMU sweep, 7-0, both teams and increase its winning streak to four matches. Saruta won at four singles 6-4, 6-0 against UIC and came back from a set down to defeat Bradley at three singles 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (5). In doubles, Saruta and partner Ashley Moccia only gave up four games in two matches. They defeated UIC at one doubles, 8-3, and Bradley at two doubles, 8-1.

This Year’s Honorees

Jan. 17 - Kerstin Pahl, Western Michigan

Jan. 24 - Priyanka Parekh, Western Michigan

Feb. 1 - Kerry Langworthy, Akron

Feb. 7 - Yana Parfenyuk, Eastern Michigan

Feb. 14 - Miglena Nenova, Buffalo