MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
For Immediate Release-Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010
MAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Nadia Zoubareva, Toledo - Senior, Lake Bluff, Ill.
Senior Nadia Zoubareva recorded a perfect 4-0 record in her singles and doubles matches last weekend. In Toledo's 6-1 win over Youngstown State, she earned a 6-1, 6-2 victory at fourth singles and also took an 8-3 decision playing at No. 2 doubles with Ashley Frey. On Saturday, she earned Toledo's only point in its 6-1 defeat against Illinois-Chicago, winners of 130 straight conference matches and 13-consecutive conference titles. Zoubareva recorded a 6-1, 6-4 victory over UIC's Kristen McPhillips, a two-time Horizon League First Team selection, and with Frey rallied to win an 8-6 victory at No. 2 doubles.
Angelika Jogasuria, Akron - Freshman, Serpong, Indonesia
Freshman Angelika Jogasuria collected No. 1 doubles and No. 3 singles wins over Cleveland State last Saturday for her team leading 38th and 39th victories of the season - already ranking her season as one of the top-20 individual performances in team history. The Zips topped Cleveland State, in their only competition of the week, 7-0 to achieve their first shutout of the Vikings since 1993. Additionally, the squad improved to 6-0 and continued its best start since going 8-0 to begin the 1991-92 campaign. Akron's impressive start earned it a No. 73 ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association this week - the program's first-ever national ranking.
Jessica Easdale, Bowling Green - Sophomore, Dublin, Ohio (Dublin Jerome High School)
Sophomore Jessica Easdale picked up a straight-sets win over UIC's Elena Antakova, a transfer from the Univ. of Oklahoma, at the fifth flight. The win gave Bowling Green its only point in a 6-1 loss to the Flames. Easdale is now 4-1 in singles action during the dual-match season, and has an overall singles record of 11-3 this season.
Yumi Matsuto, Western Michigan - Senior, Kobeshi, Japan
Senior Yumi Matsuto reached 99 career wins at Western Michigan with a sweep of both her matches at undefeated Purdue. Matsuto and freshman Maggie Remynse helped the Broncos clinch the doubles point against the Boilermakers with an 8-4 victory. Matsuto came back and fought back after losing the first set to defeat Gisella Pere 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Matsuto also had another hard fought match against Wisconsin in a tight 6-3, 7-6 defeat to Alaina Trgovich.
Previous Women's Tennis Players of the Week
Jan. 28: Angelina Jogasuria - Akron
Feb. 3: Katia Babina - Bowling Green
Feb. 10: Anya Baronayte - Akron
Feb. 17: Martina Wodzinski - Toledo
Feb. 24: Nadia Zoubareva - Toledo