WMU's Emily Dudzik Wins MAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week Award

Updated 3/4/2009



MAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

Emily Dudzik ? Western Michigan

Junior - Gowen, Mich. (Greenville)

Emily Dudzik compiled a 5-3 record in four matches last week playing No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles for the nationally-ranked Broncos. Dudzik was instrumental in one-point wins over Michigan State and Rice with the clinching singles victory. She defeated Manon Noe of Michigan State 6-3, 6-4. She won in even more dramatic fashion against Rice as the last match on the court 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 to break a 3-3 tie. Overall, she was 3-1 in singles and 2-2 in doubles to improve to 36-18 this season, 18-9 in each discipline.



Additional Nominees


Anna Baronayte ? Akron

Sophomore - St. Petersburg, Russia (Arystos Lyceum/West Virginia State/St. Petersburg State)

Baronayte helped Akron to a 6-1 victory over visiting Youngstown State on Saturday, in the Zips' only match of the week. She teamed with freshman Zara Harutyunyan for an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles and went on to score a 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 2 singles. Baronayte improved her dual-match singles record to 11-1 and moved her dual mark on the doubles court to 11-0. The pair of Baronayte and Harutyunyan have won 17-straight doubles contests.


Hanna Oman ? Ball State

Freshman - Pitea, Sweden/Kramfors Tennis

Oman went 4-0 this weekend helping the Cardinals post victories over Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Wisconsin-Green Bay.  Oman started the weekend off with an 8-5 doubles victory helping Ball State claim the doubles point at the No. 3 spot.  She went on to post a three-set win (1-6, 6-2, 6-1) after dropping the first set over Sammi Schoen.  Oman posted victories at No. 3 doubles and No. 4 singles Sunday helping the Cardinals earn a 6-1 win over Wisconsin-Green Bay Sunday.  She defeated Morgan Weuve, 6-1, 6-2.


Christine Chiricosta ? Bowling Green

Sophomore - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake)

Picked up convincing wins in both singles and doubles as the Falcons defeated Butler, 7-0, in the team's lone match of the weekend ... after missing the previous weekend's two matches due to injury, Chiricosta not only returned to the lineup, but played at the top singles flight in dual-match action for the first time in her Falcon career ... defeated Natali James, losing only four total games in the process (6-1, 6-3) ... in doubles, teamed with Kelsey Jakupcin for an 8-2 win over their BU foes ... on the year, has a team-leading 27 wins ... is 14-3 in singles, including 6-0 in dual-match play ... has a 13-5 doubles mark ... as just a sophomore, already has 73 total wins in her career.


Denise Harijanto ? Buffalo

Junior - Jakarta, Indonesia

Harijanto went 3-1 on the week as the Bulls won matches against Duquesne and previously unbeaten Pitt.  Harijanto combined with Diana Popescu to go 1-1 in doubles play, defeating the Dukes, 8-4.  The loss to Pitt was the first doubles team's first since the ITA Regionals.  Harijanto won both of her matches in singles play, defeating each opponent in straight sets.


Emily Rogers ? Northern Illinois

Freshman - Rochester, Minn. (Century)

Rogers posted a 7-5, 7-6 win over her No. 5 singles counterpart from UIC in the Flames' 5-2 win over the Huskies last Saturday (Feb. 28). In doubles action, Rogers teamed up with senior Nao Umemura at No. 1 doubles, and dropped an 8-7 pro-set decision.



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

Feb. 25: Zara Harutyunyan ? Akron



Upcoming Schedule


Friday, March 6

Bradley at Northern Illinois, 1:00

Western Michigan at H.E.B. Invitational, tba (Corpus Christi, Texas)


Saturday, March 7

Western Michigan at H.E.B. Invitational, tba (Corpus Christi, Texas)


Sunday, March 8

IPFW at Akron, 10 a.m.



Last Week’s Results


February 23 ? Monday

at South Florida 6, Eastern Michigan 1


February 25 ? Wednesday

Eastern Michigan 5, at Florida Gulf Coast 2


February 26 - Thursday

at Central Florida 7, Eastern Michigan 0


February 27 ? Friday

Miami 7, at Cincinnati 0

at Western Michigan 4, Michigan State 3

Buffalo 7, Duquesne 0


February 28 ? Saturday

at Akron 6, Youngstown State 1

Buffalo 5, at Pittsburgh 2

Marshall 7, at Eastern Michigan 0

Northern Illinois 5, at Illinois-Chicago 2

at Toledo 7, Cleveland State 0

at Western Michigan 4, Rice 3


March 1 ? Sunday

DePaul 5, at Western Michigan 2

at Western Michigan 7, Valparaiso 0