MAC Announces Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 3/10/2010


For Immediate Release-Wednesday, March 10, 2010

MAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Jeremie Benjamin, Akron - Junior, Indianapolis, Ind. (North Central High School)

Junior Jeremie Benjamin posted a 4-0 combined record (2-0 singles, 2-0 doubles) on Saturday to help the Zips to 7-0 home victories over both Cincinnati and IUPUI in double-header action. Benjamin was dominant as she lost only seven total games, (two in doubles, five in singles) in her four matches. The four wins moved the junior into the top-20 career combined wins rankings in program history and also helped the then 67th nationally-ranked Zips to their first 8-0 start since 1991-92. The win over Cincinnati was the first over the Bearcats since 1992 and ended a five-match losing streak to the school. Akron earned its third-consecutive win and shutout over IUPUI.

Additional Nominees:

Yumi Matsuto, Western Michigan - Senior, Kobeshi, Japan

Senior Yumi Matsuto won both of her matches at No. 31 Yale to become the 40th player in school history to reach 100 career wins. Matsuto and freshman Jill Pastunink teamed to win 8-5 at No. 2 doubles and then Matsuto earned Western Michigan's lone point with a come-from-behind victory over Stevi Petrelli 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (7) at No. 4 singles. Matsuto leads the team with a 9-5 record in dual doubles and is 6-6 this season in dual singles and now has 101 career wins at WMU in just under three seasons after transferring from Division II California (Pa.).

Previous Women's Tennis Players of the Week

January 28:          Angelina Jogasuria - Akron

February 3:           Katia Babina - Bowling Green

February 10:         Anya Baronayte - Akron

February 17:         Martina Wodzinski - Toledo

February 24:         Nadia Zoubareva - Toledo

March 3:               Katia Babina - Bowling Green

March 10:             Jeremie Benjamin - Akron