MAC Names Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 2/10/2011


For Immediate Release-Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011

MAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Maggie Remynse, Western Michigan - Sophomore, Richland, Mich. (Battle Creek Lakeview High School)

Western Michigan sophomore Maggie Remynse won three of her four matches this past Friday, including both at No. 1 singles in play against No. 52 Purdue and Detroit. She defeated Purdue's Jennifer Rabot, 6-2, 6-4, and then topped Detroit's Carolina Espinosa, 6-4, 6-3. Remynse teamed up with Jill Pastunink for a No. 2 doubles victory in decisive fashion over Detroit's Erin Weldon and Julia Fernandes, 8-1. Western Michigan narrowly lost to its ranked Big Ten foe Purdue, 4-3, with Remynse accounting for one of her team's points. The Broncos won the match against Detroit.

Additional Nominees:

Maddy Eccleston, Bowling Green - Sophomore, Toledo, Ohio (St. Ursula Academy)

Bowling Green sophomore Maddy Eccleston went 2-2 overall as the Falcons split their two matches last week.  Eccleston lost a narrow match in a third-set tiebreaker at the fifth singles flight against Michigan State's Dana Guentert.  After Eccleston and Guentert split their two sets, Eccleston lost a narrow 10-7 result in the third set 'breaker.  Eccleston won at both singles and doubles vs. Cincinnati.  At the top doubles flight, she teamed with senior Christine Chiricosta for an 8-1 win and then, in singles, swept Cincinnati's Elise Woulfe by identical 6-4 scores at the fifth flight.  On the year, Eccleston has an overall record of 27-13, with a 14-6 singles mark and a 13-7 doubles record.

Amanda Border, Toledo - Freshman, Novi, Mich. (Novi High School)

Toledo freshman Amanda Border had a perfect weekend to help the Rockets pick up their first two wins of the season against Duquesne and Youngstown State. Against the Dukes, Border recorded an intense 3-6, 7-6(5), 10-5 win over O'Sullivan at No. 3, while also pairing with Silvia Carvajal to help secure the doubles point with an 8-4 win at No. 3. Border repeated her performance against the Penguins, again winning at No. 3 singles (6-3, 6-3 vs. Sjokvist) and again pairing with Carvajal for an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles. Border now sits at 4-0 in singles to begin her Rocket career, while her doubles victories represented her first at Toledo.

Previous Honorees:

Jan. 26:   Anastasia Dracheva, Miami

Feb. 2:    Christine Chiricosta, Bowling Green