MAC Announces Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 4/9/2008

Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

Vanessa Frankowski
Eastern Michigan
Senior ● Stuttgart, Germany/Albertus Magus Gymnasium

Senior Vanessa Frankowksi was perfect in single versus Miami and Ball State, including handing Anastasia Dracheva, Miami's no. 1 singles player, only her second loss of the season, defeating her in three sets, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4. Versus Ball State, she lost only three games in her two-set win (6-2, 6-1) defeating Sophie Quist. Frankowski now has 73 total career wins, ranking her 12th in school history.

Other Nominations:

Brintney Larson, Miami
At No. 2 Singles def. Ashley Frey (Toledo) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2. And against Aditi Krishnan (EMU) won 4-6, 7-5, 7-5. In doubles  Larson def. Wodzinski/Guirguis (Toledo) 8-1 4/5 and Frankowski/Bestehorn (EMU) 8-2

Martina Wodzinski, Toledo
Wodzinski went 3-1 in the two matches over the weekend with her lone loss coming in doubles against Miami. She defeated MU's Dracheva in three sets after dropping the first. She downed BSU's Quist 6-2, 6-1. In doubles, Wodzinski paired with Guirguis for the win over BSU

Katia Babina, Bowling Green
Went a perfect 3-0 as the Falcons swept two weekend matches ... won at the third singles and third doubles flights as BGSU knocked off MAC preseason favorite Buffalo, 4-3 ... teamed with fellow sophomore Samantha Kintzel for an 8-4 win over UB's Novaceanu/Petrova team ... in singles action, lost her first set to Denise Harijanto, but rallied for 6-3 and 6-1 wins in the next two sets ... against Akron, picked up a straight-sets win over Lindsey Barry at the number-three flight ... now has an overall doubles record of 24-3 this season, tying her for third on the BGSU season doubles wins list ... is 4-0 in MAC doubles play with Kintzel ... in singles, is now 15-8 on the year ... ranks third on the Falcons in overall wins, with a 39-11 record to date.

Priyanka Parekh, Western Michigan
Priyanka Parekh went 5-1 to lead Western Michigan to a trio of victories over the weekend. With her five combined wins, Parekh moved into a tie for eighth all-time at WMU with 179 career wins. She was undefeated, 3-0, at No. 2 singles to give her 99 singles wins, which is tied for third all-time in a career at WMU. Parekh won both of her matches against No. 57 Minnesota at No. 2 singles (6-3, 6-2) and No. 1 doubles (8-5) to give WMU its third win of the season against the Big Ten. WMU is the only team to win a match against the Big Ten this season and beating the 57th-ranked team in the country is only the second win against a ranked opponent for the MAC and the highest-ranked non-conference foe defeated by a MAC school.