MAC Annouces Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 2/20/2008

Women’s Tennis Player of the Week


Vanessa Frankowski
Eastern Michigan
Senior ● Stuttgart, Germany/Albertus Magus Gymnasium

Senior Vanessa Frankowski went a perfect 4-0 in singles and doubles this past weekend as the Eagles faced off against the Montana Grizzlies and the No. 54 Minnesota Golden Gophers. At the No. 1 singles, the senior defeated Montana's Mari Castello in two sets, 6-4, 6-4. She then went on and defeated Minnesota's Alessandra Ferrazzi at the No. 1 singles in three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8). Versus both teams, she teamed up with teammate Tina Bestehorn at the No. 1 doubles spot. They took down Montana's Mari Castello and Rebecca Bran, 8-3, and then Minnesota's Danielle Mousseay and Lindsay Risebrough, 8-3.

Other Nominations:


Britney Larson, Miami University
Larson picked up a pair of wins in Miamis lone match of the week, extended her singles win streak in dual match action to six straight and spearheading Miami to another 7-0 win the 7-0 win against Xavier was the RedHawks sixth straight victory as a team and was just the Musketeers third loss this season the 7-0 win also marked Miamis fifth win by that margin, was Xaviers worst loss of the season and was the Musketeers first loss to a Mid-American Conference team in four matches this season making her first appearance at No. 1 singles, Larson hammered out a 6-0, 6-3 win against Xaviers Kara Courtney she teamed up with Cara Wald at No. 1 doubles to capture the RedHawks most dominant doubles win, 8-3 with the win, Larson and Wald improved to 5-1 at No. 1 doubles.


Emily Dudzik, Western Michigan
Sophomore Emily Dudzik was a perfect 3-0 last week as the Broncos split a pair of road matches against Big Ten foes Purdue and Michigan State. Dudzik started the week by winning 8-5 at No. 2 doubles against the No. 43 Boilermakers. She then came back and teamed with Yumi Matsuto to win 8-5 at No. 3 doubles in the first match off against Michigan State. Dudzik then fell behind in singles, fought off three match points and came back to win 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 to help WMU come-from-behind to defeat their Big Ten in-state rivals.


Christine Chiricosta, Bowling Green

Was 4-0 in individual matches on the weekend as BGSU won two duals to improve to 7-0 on the season ... BGSU's start is the Falcons' best in over three decades, since the 1973-74 season ... Chiricosta trailed, 5-2, in her opening set vs. Detroit's Svetlana Flankova, but won 11-straight games for a 7-5, 6-0 win at the second singles flight ... in doubles, she and junior Kelsey Jakupcin teamed up for an 8-6 outcome at the top flight ... the next day, was dominant in a 6-1, 6-0 win over Duquesne's Johanna Bezjak at the second singles flight, and teamed with Jakupcin for an 8-1 win at #2 doubles ... on the year, is 8-1 when teaming with Jakupcin in doubles, including a 6-1 mark in dual-match play ... has a 5-2 singles record in dual action ... overall, is 12-4 in singles and 15-3 in doubles this year to date ... her total of 27 wins leads the team.


Jessica Azoulay, Toledo

Azoulay evened up her record at the No. 6 spot with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Swenson. Azoulay won the first set 6-2 over OSUs Julie Voss. In the second set Azoulay was ahead but Voss came back to go ahead at 6-5 until finally Azoulay came away with the 7-6 win. She is now 2-1 at the No. 6 spot.