MAC Announces Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 4/16/2008

Priyanka Parekh
Western Michigan
Senior ● Kolkata, India (Ashok Hall)

Priyanka Parekh went 4-0 to help WMU win its 32nd and 33rd straight MAC regular season matches and clinch at least a share of a fourth straight MAC regular season title in a pair of road victories at Ball State and previously undefeated Miami. Parekh was 2-0 at No. 2 singles and 2-0 at No. 1 doubles for the No. 60 Broncos. She became only the third Bronco ever to eclipse 100 singles wins and is third all-time with 101 and seventh overall with 183 career triumphs.

Other Nominations:


Diana Popescu, Buffalo

Popescu swept her singles and doubles matches as the Bulls defeated Akron,7-0. Popescu defeated Akron's Lindsey Berry, 6-1, 6-3 for her 22nd Singles victory of the season, tied for the team lead. She also teamed with Denise Harijanto to remain undefeated in Mid-American Conference play at first doubles. Popescu is a combined 41-9 in her singles and doubles matches this season.


Kelly Douple, Miami University
Douple remained undefeated in Mid-American Conference singles action, going 2-0 while playing No. 5 singles last week Douple is now 7-0 in Mid-American Conference singles play and 13-5 in dual matches Douple defeated Bowling Greens Stefanie Menoff 6-0, 6-2 on Friday to extend the RedHawkss win streak to six straight she picked up Miamis lone point in a 6-1 loss to Western Michigan, coming back after a 6-7 loss in the first set to WMUs Ashley Moccia to pick up 6-4 and 6-2 wins.

Vanessa Frankowski, Eastern Michigan
Senior Vanessa Frankowski won her fourth match in a row at the No. 1 singles spot, helping the Eagles blank the Huskies, 7-0. She defeated Nao Umemura in straight sets, losing just two games in the win (6-0, 6-2). She improves her MAC record to 5-1 on her way to recording her 74th career singles win, which ranks her 12th in school history.

Martina Wodzinski, Toledo

Wodzinski partnered with Maha Guirguis for the only doubles win on the day for the Rockets with the 8-4 victory at the No. 1 spot. Wodzinski then defeated NIU's Nao Umemura at the No. 1 singles spot, only dropping one set for the 6-1, 6-0 victory. Wodzinski is 16-10 in singles and on a three-match win streak. In doubles she is 21-5 mostly with Guirguis at the No. 1 spot.


Katia Babina, Bowling Green

Won three of her four matches on the weekend as the Falcons split a pair of MAC road duals ... lost a three-set match to Miami's Leda Pesatova at the third singles flight ... teamed with junior Libby Harrison for a doubles win at the third flight at MU, and the duo repeated that feat the next day at Ball State ... then, swept BSU's Jennifer Pollack in singles, losing a total of only two games (6-2, 6-0) ... on the year, is now 16-9 in singles, including 12-5 in dual-match action ... in doubles, has an overall record of 26-3, one of the top marks in school history ... is 16-1 in dual-match doubles play, including 6-0 in MAC action ... with 42 total wins this year, is tied for ninth on the BGSU single-season list ... ranks third in school history with her 26 doubles wins this year to date ... the Falcons, at 15-3 overall, are just one win shy of tying the school record for dual-match victories in a season.