MAC WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Maha Guirguis - Toledo
Freshman - Cairo, Egypt
Previous Week’s Record: (singles/doubles): 2-0/2-0
In the Rockets first victory over Miami in school history, Guirguis clinched the match for the Rockets winning at No. 3 singles 6-3, 6-3 to give the Rockets a 4-3 victory over the Redhawks. Against Ball State Guirguis dominated her opponent 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Maha was a perfect 4-0 this weekend in singles and doubles.
Emma Retter ? Ball State
Sophomore - Winchester England/Peter Symonds College
Retter went undefeated in league play winning both of her doubles matches and went 1-0 in singles play. Retter started the weekend off with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Emma Czarnecki of Eastern Michigan. Retter also won her doubles match with a 9-7 win. The sophomore tallied a 8-7 (7-4) doubles win over Toledo on Saturday.
Stefanie Menoff ? Bowling Green
Sophomore - Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley H.S.
Last Week’s Record: 3-0 (2-0 Singles, 1-0 Doubles)
Was a perfect 3-0 overall as the Falcons split a pair of dual matches over the weekend. Was victorious in both singles and doubles as BGSU suffered a narrow 4-3 loss to Buffalo, a team picked to finish second in the MAC, on Friday afternoon (March 30). In that dual, teamed with freshman Samantha Kintzel for a convincing 8-2 win at the third doubles flight. Then, rallied for a win over UB’s Tina Jacob (2-6, 6-4, 6-1) at the #6 singles flight. The next day (March 31), lost just four games in her win over Akron’s Alyssa Carlson (6-3, 6-1) at the fifth singles flight.
Kristen McPhillips - Miami
Freshman - Willoughby, Ohio/Hathaway Brown
McPhillips picked up two wins at No. 4 singles last week and teamed up with Kelly Douple to split at No. 3 doubles ... McPhillips won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 singles against Toledo and battled back after dropping the first set 6-7 against EMU to win 6-1, 6-4 in the final two sets ... she and Douple picked up an 8-3 win at No. 3 doubles against the Eagles, which spurred Miami to capture the doubles point and aided in the 4-3 win against EMU ... she and Douple were edged by Toledo in a hard-fought match at No. 3 doubles, 7-9.
Noriko Saruta ? Western Michigan
Junior - Yamaguchi, Japan/Shukugawa Gakuin
Noriko Saruta went 3-1 to help lead Western Michigan to a pair of MAC road victories, extend the Broncos' MAC regular season winning streak to 21 consecutive matches and become only the 23rd player in school history with more than 150 victories (152). Saruta teamed with Ashley Moccia at No. 1 doubles to defeat Akron 8-6. Saruta won both of her singles matches at the No. 4 position. Saruta didn't drop a game in dispatching of Akron's Alyssa Carlson 6-0, 6-0 and then she won the deciding match against Buffalo 6-1, 7-5 over Natalie Dean after trailing 5-3 in the second set and suffering from back spasms.