MAC Names Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 2/25/2009


MAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

Zara Harutyunyan ? Akron

Freshman - Yerevan, Armenia (Yerevan Secondary School No. 134)

Harutyunyan posted a 6-0 combined record over the weekend to remain undefeated in dual match singles (10-0) and doubles (10-0) play this season. at No. 1 Singles - def. Christine Abayan (Air Force) 6-2, 6-3; def. Greyce Farias (Weber State) 6-1, 6-1; def. Tabitha Knop (Northern Colorado) 7-5, 6-2. at No. 1 Doubles - Harutyunyan/Baronayte (UA) def. Rudico/Eromin (Air Force) 8-4; Harutyunyan/Baronayte (UA) def. Drugge/Moore (Wright State) 8-1; Harutyunyan/Baronayte (UA) def. Knop/Santos (Northern Colorado) 8-5.


Additional Nominees

Katia Babina ? Bowling Green

Junior - Glenview, Ill. (Glenbrook South)

Went a combined 2-2 as the Falcons split two weekend matches ... moving up a spot in singles play for both matches, earned a split, with a win over Aneta Maricevic of Detroit in straight sets ... in doubles action, teamed with classmate Samantha Kintzel to split a pair of matches ... that duo picked up an 8-6 win at UDM after losing a narrow decision (8-7; 7-5 in the tiebreaker) at MSU.


Kathryn Friedlund ? Northern Illinois

Sophomore - Parkville, Mo. (Park Hill South)

Friedlund picked up wins in both singles and doubles to help the Huskies record a 7-0 win over SIU-Edwardsville last Sunday.  It was the Huskies' lone match of the week, after the Western Illinois contest one day earlier was postponed due to inclement weather. 


Maha Guirguis ? Toledo

Junior - Cairo, Egypt (Manor House)

Guirguis continued her undefeated streak at No. 3 singles again this week with a 6-4, 6-2 win in the spot in UT's home opener against Wright State for her eight straight victory this season. Guirguis also posted a win in doubles with Martina Wodzinski as the pair took the No. 1 doubles spot 8-4.


Amanda Moccia ? Western Michigan

Sophomore - Livonia, Mich. (Stevenson)

Moccia compiled a perfect 4-0 record in a pair of team victories for the Broncos over reigning 12-time Horizon League champion UIC and Green Bay. Moccia only dropped one game in two victories at No. 3 doubles with her older sister, Ashley. They defeated UIC, 8-1, and Green Bay, 8-0. In singles, Moccia didn't drop a set in two victories at No. 3. She defeated First Team All-Horizon League performer Kristen McPhillips of UIC 6-4, 6-3 and Ashchley Jurgella of Green Bay 6-1, 6-0. This dual season, Moccia is a perfect 5-0 in doubles and 6-3 in singles for the nationally-ranked Broncos.



Previous Honorees

Jan. 20: Zara Harutyunyan ? Akron

Jan. 27: Maha Guirguis ? Toledo

Feb. 4: Ashley Moccia, Western Michigan

Feb. 11: Kerstin Pahl, Western Michgan

Feb. 18: Tanyaradzwa Gombera ? Akron



Upcoming Schedule


February 23 ? Monday

Eastern Michigan at South Florida, 2:00


February 25 ? Wednesday

Eastern Michigan at Florida State, 3:00


February 26 - Thursday

Eastern Michigan at Central Florida, 2:00


February 27 ? Friday

Miami at Cincinnati, 6:30

Michigan State at Western Michigan, 6:00


February 28 ? Saturday

Youngstown State at Akron, 2:00

Buffalo at Pittsburgh, tba

Marshall at Eastern Michigan, 1:00

Northern Illinois at Illinois-Chicago, 12:00

Cleveland State at Toledo, 3:30

Rice at Western Michigan, 1:00


March 1 ? Sunday

DePaul at Western Michigan, 1:00

Valparaiso at Western Michigan, 6:00



Last Week’s Results


February 20 ? Friday

at Air Force 5, Akron 2

at Louisville 4, Miami 3

at Toledo 7, Wright State 0


February 21 ? Saturday

Akron 5, Northern Colorado2 (at Colorado Springs)

Akron 7, Weber State 0 (at Colorado Springs)

at Michigan State 7, Bowling Green 0

Western Illinois at Northern Illinois (postponed)

at Western Michigan 4, Illinois-Chicago 3

at Western Michigan 7, UW-Green Bay 0


February 22 ? Sunday

at Detroit 4, Bowling Green 3

at Northern Illinois 7, SIU-Edwardsville 0