MAC WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Haly Calderwood, Ball State
Junior - Newington, Australia/Danebank
Calderwood helped the Cardinals win back-to-back road victories last week. Calderwood won at No. 1 doubles alongside teammate Jennifer Pollack at Butler by a score of 8-1. Calderwood also took home her match at No. 2 singles after posting a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Bulldogs Tiffany McLoughlin. Calderwood captured her second singles win at Valparaiso after defeating Kate Evangelist 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 at the No. 2 spot. BSU defeated Butler 6-1 and Valparaiso 6-1 to improve its overall record to 4-4.
Lindsey Berry - Akron
Sophomore - Dayton, Ohio/Northmount HS
Berry posted a 5-1 record this past week, going undefeated in singles play and tallying a 1-1 mark in doubles competition. Berry’s five wins is one more than she had in singles and doubles dual match play all of last season. She recorded a 7-5, 1-6, 10-8 No. 5 singles victory versus Duquesne and a 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 No. 5 win at IUPUI and a 6-3, 6-3 No. 4 win at Indianapolis.
Jenna Nussbaum - Bowling Green
Junior - Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South HS
Went 2-2 overall as the Falcons split a pair of matches last weekend. Picked up the team’s only point in a 6-1 loss at Michigan State, winning at the third singles flight (6-3, 2-6, 10-7 in tiebreaker). The next day, against Butler, posted a doubles win, as she and Kelsey Jakupcin were 8-4 winners at the top flight to help the Falcons take the doubles point. Moved up a singles flight, and lost at the number-two level by a 6-4, 6-4 score.
Smaranda Stan -Buffalo
Junior - Stantu Gheorge, Bulgaria/Economic
Stan was instrumental in helping UB score a 7-0 win over Duquesne. Inserted into the doubles lineup for the first time during the spring season, she and teammate Katrin Fischer scored an 8-4 win at number three. UB trailed 4-2 in the match, but rallied to take the next six games from the Dukes. Stan also won her singles match over Rachel McGowan 7-6 (6), 6-2 to continue an eight-match winning streak in singles play. Stan is 14-1 for the season in singles play.
Nadia Zoubareva - Toledo
Freshman - Lake Bluff, Ill./Lake Forest HS
Zoubareva helped the Rockets achieve their fifth shut out of the season and remain undefeated at home. She won at No. 4 singles 6-3, 6-3 and at No. 2 doubles 8-3. Zoubareva has not lost a match yet as a Rocket, she is 6-0 in singles and 6-0 in doubles.
Kerstin Pahl - Western Michigan
Sophomore - Kiel, Germany/Heinrich-Heine
Pahl was a perfect 4-0 for the Broncos in a pair of victories over defending MVC champion Illinois State, 6-1, and defending Mid-Con champ Valparaiso, 7-0. Against ISU, Pahl and Priyanka Parekh, the No. 56 doubles team in the nation, won 8-1 at No. 2 doubles and then Pahl won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Pahl won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 singles against Valpo and then teamed with freshman Milica Zivanovic for the first time ever and won 8-0 at No. 3 doubles.
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
Feb. 21 - Carrie Jeanmaire, Western Michigan
Mar. 3 - Haly Calderwood, Ball State