MAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Ashley Moccia ? Western Michigan
Senior - Livonia, Mich. (Stevenson)
Ashley Moccia led Western Michigan to another program victory over a nationally-ranked team with a pair of come-from-behind victories over No. 56 South Alabama in the first round of the National Team Indoor Championships. In No. 2 doubles, Moccia and freshman partner Jenny Nalepa fought back from 4-1 down to win 8-6 and help WMU secure the doubles point. Moccia then came back after losing the first set to win 6-7 (11), 6-3, 6-3 at No. 4 singles in the clinching match with the score tied at 3-3. With her wins, Moccia increased her career win total to 118 at WMU.
Zara Harutyunyan ? Akron
Freshman - Yerevan, Armenia (Yerevan Secondary School No. 134)
Harutyunyan, ranked 85th nationally and 11th in the Midwest region, remained perfect against singles and doubles dual competition this season (3-0 singles, 3-0 doubles), with a pair of victories on each side this past week versus Cincinnati and Xavier. Both her singles wins came in straight sets and she allowed her opponents to score a combined eight points. In doubles play, she teamed with sophomore Anna Baronayte to score an 8-5 and 8-2 victory. Harutyunyan is 20-3 in singles and 17-4 in doubles this season.
Karina Ahuja ? Eastern Michigan
Freshman - New Delhi, India
Freshman Karina Ahuja was perfect in the Eagles' two matches, going 4-0 in singles and doubles, propelling the team to a spotless 2-0 weekend mark, blanking Wright State 7-0, and edging Detroit 4-3. Her win at the No. 2 singles spot against Detroit defeating Zeljka Minic in two tough sets, 7-6, 7-5, gave the Eagles the necessary match win to best Detroit, after losing the doubles point to the Titans.
Monica Gorny ? Miami
Freshman ? South Africa
Won both of her matches against Kentucky opponents this week. She posted a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) victory at No. 2 singles and teamed with Anastasia Dracheva for an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles.
Kathryn Friedlund ? Northern Illinois
Sophomore ? Parkville, Mo. (Park Hill South)
Friedlund recorded wins over both Wisconsin and UW-Green Bay in the opening weekend of the Huskies' 2009 regular spring season. Against the Badgers (Jan. 30), Friedlund teamed up with Emily Rogers at No. 3 doubles, and defeated UW's tandem. In Saturday's (Jan. 31) 6-1 win over Green Bay in Milwaukee, Friedlund took a break from doubles, but recorded a 6-2, 6-3 win at the No. 2 singles slot. NIU (1-2) plays host to both Eastern Illinois and Southern Illinois this weekend.
Martina Wodzinski ? Toledo
Junior - Wayne, IL (Bartlett)
Martina Wodzinski went 2-2 over the weekend while playing in No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles. @ Detroit: #2 Wodzinski/Belsky (UT) def. Maricevic/Weldon (UDM), 8-3; Singles - #1 Martina Wodzinski (UT) def. Annie Moore (UDM), 6-0, 6-3... @ Purdue: Singles - #1 Stephanie Wooten (PUR) def. Martina Wodzinski (TOL), 7-6, 6-1; Doubles - #2 Martin/Rabot (PUR) def. Wodzinski/Belsky (TOL), 8-2
Jan. 20: Zara Harutyunyan ? Akron
Jan. 27: Maha Guirguis ? Toledo
February 3 ? Tuesday
IUPUI at Ball State, 1 p.m.
February 6 ? Friday
Eastern Michigan vs. East Tennessee State (at Wichita), 1 p.m.
Purdue at Western Michigan, 1 p.m.
Toledo at Michigan State, 2 p.m.
February 7 ? Saturday
Akron vs. IUPUI 9 a.m. (at Indianapolis)
Akron at Butler, 2 p.m.
Yale at Western Michigan 12 p.m.
Detroit at Western Michigan 6 p.m.
Xavier at Bowling Green, 1 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Wichita State, 1 p.m.
Miami vs. Iowa 1 p.m. (at Minneapolis)
Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois, 1 p.m.
Manhattan at Buffalo, 2 p.m.
February 8 ? Sunday
Cincinnati at Bowling Green, 12 p.m.
Miami at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Southern Illinois at Northern Illinois, 1 p.m.
Last Week’s Results
January 30 ? Friday
at Eastern Michigan 7, Wright State 0
at Wisconsin 7, Northern Illinois 0
at Cincinnati 5, Akron 2
Toledo 6, at Detroit 1
January 31 ? Saturday
at Boston College 6, Buffalo 1
at Eastern Michigan 4, Detroit 3
Western Michigan 4, South Alabama 3 (at Gainesville)
February 1 ? Sunday
at Brown 6, Buffalo 1
at Marquette 7, Northern Illinois 0
at Kentucky 5, Miami 2
Northern Illinois 6, at UW-Green Bay 1 (at Milwaukee),
at Purdue 7, Toledo 0
at Florida 4, Western Michigan 0