MAC WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Priyanka Parekh - Western Michigan
Junior - Calcutta, India/Ashok Hall
Parekh went 4-0 for the Broncos in a pair of 7-0 sweeps over IPFW and Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday that helped head coach Betsy Kuhle win career matches 400 and 401. In singles, Parekh lost only three games on the day winning at No. 1 singles against UWGB 6-1, 6-0 and 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 against IPFW. Parekh won at No. 1 doubles against IPFW 8-5 and then came back to win at No. 2 doubles against UWGB 8-0.
Katia Babina - Bowling Green
Freshman - Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook, South
Went 3-1 as the Falcons split a pair of dual matches in her home state over the weekend. Won at both singles and doubles in Saturday’s 5-2 BG win over UIC. Lost a total of just three games in her fifth-flight singles win over the Flames’ Christina Oum (6-3, 6-0), and teamed with senior Ashley Jakupcin for an 8-3 win over their UIC opponents at the second doubles flight. The next day, had one of the Falcons’ two singles wins in a 5-2 loss to DePaul, with a fifth-flight victory over Bojana Murisic in straight sets (6-3, 6-2). She and Jakupcin lost their second-flight doubles match.
This Year’s Honorees
Jan. 17 - Kerstin Pahl, Western Michigan
Jan. 24 - Priyanka Parekh, Western Michigan