MAC Announces Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 2/27/2008

Women’s Tennis Player of the Week:


Kerstin Pahl
Western Michigan
Kiel, Germany (Heinrich-Heine)

In a rare one-day tripleheader, junior Kerstin Pahl won all six of her matches at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. She didn't drop more than three games in a set in winning all three of her singles matches (6-2, 6-3 vs. UIC; 6-1, 6-2 vs. Detroit; 6-0, 6-3 vs Green Bay). She was equally dominant at the top doubles spot, playing with three different partners, winning 8-3 vs. UIC, 8-0 vs. Detroit and 8-1 vs. Green Bay. Pahl increased her career record to 145-49 (.747) all-time with her six-win day.


Other Nominations:


Tina Bestehorn, Eastern Michigan
Senior Tina Bestehorn went 3-1 in singles and doubles play over the past week as the Eagles traveled to California. Versus UCSB, Bestehorn lost only three games as she recorded the lone point for the Eagles, defeating UCSB's Asagi Onaga, 6-3, 6-0. Versus CSF, Bestehorn won her second straight match, losing just one game, defeating Jerusha Cruz, winning by a score of 6-1, 6-0. In doubles play versus CSF, she teamed up with senior Vanessa Frankowski to take down CSF's Akhmedova/Injejikian, 8-3


Jenny Belsky, Toledo
Winning a close match and snapping her two-game losing streak was junior Jenny Belsky. She beat IUPUIs Holsapple 7-5, 6-3. She also won her doubles match with Sarah Horning, 8-1, over IUPUI's Gardner/Gebhard. Belsky and Horning beat the Bulldogs Michelle Hawes and Tiffany McLaughlin, 8-4. Belsky played an equal partner in the Bulldogs Becky Jenkins going to three sets. Belsky came out ahead in the first set with the 6-2 victory. The second set Jenkins got revenge and the 6-3 win. In the third set Belsky proved that she was stronger and got the 6-2 win for the Rockets.


Jennifer Pollack, Ball State
Pollack opened the match with an early 8-6 No. 1 doubles victory over Youngstown State. Pollack continued her success with a 6-3, 6-1 No. 2 singles win. Pollack helped the Cardinals to a 6-1 win over Youngstown State.


Megan Martzolf, Miami
Martzolf picked up Miamis lone win in a 6-1 loss at No. 55 Marshall in the RedHawks only match of the week the freshman picked up the lone point for the RedHawks with a three-set win against Karolina Soor at No. 2 singles after falling in the first set 3-6, Martzolf came back strong to take the next two sets with solid 6-1, 6-3 wins Marzolf moved to 2-0 at No. 2 singles with the win and is 6-2 on the season.


Denise Harijanto, Buffalo

Harijanto had a perfect match against St. Bonaventure as she picked up wins in both singles and doubles play.  Paired up with Diana Popescu at number one doubles, Harijanto helped propel the Bulls to an 8-0 victory. Harijanto then kept the shutout alive as she won her match at number two singles against Anna Pervenzetseva, 6-0, 6-0.  Harijanto is currently 13-5 in singles play and 9-3 in doubles.


Christine Chiricosta, Bowling Green
Chiricosta Went 4-0 as the Falcons won a pair of dual matches to improve to 9-0 on the season. The Falcons' start is one match shy of the school-record 10-0 start, set in the 1973-74 season ... rebounded from a first-set loss to post a win over Cincinnati's Jennifer Keiner in the second singles flight. The next day, swept Xavier's Aylin Seyalioglu, losing only three games (6-1, 6-2) at the second singles flight ... in doubles play, combined with junior Kelsey Jakupcin for a pair of wins at the top flight (8-3 vs. UC, 8-2 vs. XU) ... on the year, has a team-best record of 31-7 ... is 14-4 in singles and 17-3 in doubles play to date ... has a 7-2 dual-match record in singles, and is 8-1 in dual-match doubles play with Jakupcin.