MAC WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 24, 2007
Vanessa Frankowski ? Eastern Michigan
Junior - Stuttgart, Germany-Albertus Magus Gymnasium
Frankowski pushed her season win total to 28 with two singles victories this past weekend in MAC action. On Friday, she defeated Ashley Jakipcin (Bowling Green) 6-3, 6-3, and then defeated the No. 1 singles player on the 64th ranked Broncos of Western Michigan, Carrie Jeanmaire, 6-3, 6-4. In doubles action she teamed with Yana Parfenyuk for a 1-1 record over the weekend, defeating Kelsey Jakupcin and Jenna Nussbaum (Bowling Green) 8-1.
ADDITIONAL NOMINEES ? WOMEN’S TENNIS
Sophie Quist- Ball State
Freshman - Australia/Ascham School
Quist won at No. 1 singles over the weekend in the Cardinals last MAC regular season match at Miami after posting a 6-2, 6-2 win over Katrina Lomidze. The fresman has improved to 4-4 in league play with the victory.
Ashley Jakupcin ? Bowling Green
Senior - Dublin, Ohio (Bishop Watterson H.S.)
Went 3-1 overall in the final two home matches of her collegiate career. Teamed with freshman Samantha Kintzel for a decisive 8-1 win at the third doubles flight, helping the Falcons pick up the doubles point in Friday’s match vs. Eastern Michigan. In singles play, lost to EMU’s nationally-ranked Vanessa Frankowski (6-3, 6-3) at the number-one flight. On Saturday, went 2-0 on ?Senior Day’ at BGSU’s Keefe Courts. Teamed with Kintzel for a dominant 8-0 victory at the third doubles level vs. Toledo. Then, in singles, capped the home portion of her career with a 6-4, 6-1 over UT’s Myriam Cueva at the top flight. Now has a total of 76 singles wins in her Falcon career, moving into a tie for third place on the BGSU list. She is just three singles wins shy of the school record of 79. Jakupcin now has a total of 54 career doubles wins, tying her for 12th place on that BGSU list. With 130 overall career victories, she is ranked eighth in BGSU history.
Katrin Fischer - Buffalo
Senior - Ternitz, Austria/Borg
Fischer continued her unbeaten streaks with a singles and doubles win over Northern Illinois. In doubles play, she combined with Tina Jacob in the number three match to defeat Dora Delgadillo and Jenny Edner, 8-4. The win by the UB pair also broke a six-match win string by Delgadillo and Edner and extended the win string of Fischer and Jacob to four. Fischer also scored a 6-2, 6-0 win over Megan Brooks in the sixth singles match. Fischer finished the regular season undefeated in MAC play at 5-0 and 17-4 overall this season, winning her last eight matches.
Victoria Pulido - Miami
Junior - Cuernavaca, Mexico/ITESM-Morelos
With the match deadlocked 3-3, Pulido outlasted Ball State's Emma Retter in three sets en route to a 4-3 win for the RedHawks in their regular-season finale ... after dropping the first set 5-7, Pulido pulled out 7-6 and 6-4 wins at No. 5 singles to help lift Miami to the win and move the RedHawks to 4-4 in MAC play, which tied them for fourth in the overall standings ... Pulido also teamed up with Leda Pesatova at No. 2 doubles to pick up an 8-5 win and help the RedHawks capture the doubles point.
Emily Dudzik ? Western Michigan
Freshman - Gowen, Mich./Greenville HS
Dudzik went a perfect 4-0 in singles and doubles against Toledo and Eastern Michigan to help WMU wrap up its third straight undefeated Mid-American Conference regular season championship. Dudzik and partner Carrie Jeanmaire won a hard fought 9-7 decision over Toledo on Friday and then came back to sweep by Eastern Michigan 8-0 on Saturday. Dudzik and Jeanmaire went a perfect 8-0 in the MAC in doubles and finished the year 21-5 as a tandem. After losing the first set, Dudzik won the deciding match for the Broncos on Saturday against EMU with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Joanna Woo at No. 6 singles. Dudzik also won 6-2, 6-3 against Jessica Azoulay of Toledo on Friday.