MAC Names Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 2/18/2009


MAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

Tanyaradzwa Gombera ? Akron

Senior - Harare, Zimbabwe (Chisipite Senior HS)

Gombera posted a combined 6-0 record (3-0 [No. 2] doubles, 3-0 [No. 3] singles) in helping Akron to a 3-0 weekend, with wins over Cleveland State, Detroit and Wright State as the Zips extending their win streak to six matches. Gombera improved her record in dual singles play this season to 6-2, while her dual doubles mark also moved to 6-2.


Additional Nominees

Diana Popescu ? Buffalo

Sophomore - Alexandria, Romania

Popescu won both her singles and doubles match this past weekend against Syracuse.  Popescu, who is ranked fifth in the East by the ITA in doubles, defeated her opponent 8-4 and then took her match at second singles, 6-1, 6-2.  Popescu and Harijanto are 9-2 in doubles this season.


Monica Gorny ? Miami

Freshman - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Was undefeated in the RedHawks' only match this week as she cruised past Xavier's Kara Courtney 6-1, 6-2. Gorny also teamed with Anastasia Dracheva for an 8-6 win in No. 2 doubles.


Maha Guirguis ? Toledo

Junior - Cairo, Egypt (Manor House)

Guirguis won both of her No. 3 singles matches over the weekend against Marquette and University of Illinois Chicago. The wins included a sound 6-3, 6-0 straight set win over UIC's Kristen McPhillips and a 7-5, 6-3 win against Marquette. Guirguis now stands a perfect 7-0 in the No. 3 singles spot for the season. She also split No. 1 doubles matches with teammate Martina Wodzinski, posting a win against Marquette with a score of 8-4



Previous Honorees

Jan. 20: Zara Harutyunyan ? Akron

Jan. 27: Maha Guirguis ? Toledo

Feb. 4: Ashley Moccia, Western Michigan

Feb. 11: Kerstin Pahl, Western Michgan


Upcoming Schedule


February 20 ? Friday

Akron at Air Force, 10:30 a.m.

Miami at Louisville, 1:00

Wright State at Toledo, tba


February 21 ? Saturday

Akron vs. Northern Colorado, 10:30 a.m. (at Colorado Springs)

Akron vs. Weber State, 4:00 (at Colorado Springs)

Bowling Green at Michigan State, 12:00

Western Illinois at Northern Illinois, 1:00

Illinois-Chicago at Western Michigan, 1:00

UW-Green Bay at Western Michigan, 6:00


February 22 ? Sunday

Bowling Green at Detroit, 6:00

SIU-Edwardsville at Northern Illinois, 1:00



Last Week’s Results


February 10 ? Tuesday

at Ball State 7, Valparaiso 0 


February 13 ? Friday

at Akron 5, Cleveland State 2

at Syracuse 5, Buffalo 2

at Nebraska 7, Eastern Michigan 0

at Marquette 6, Toledo 1


February 14 ? Saturday

Murray State 7, Ball State 0 (at Indianapolis)

Colorado State 7, Eastern Michigan 0 (at Lincoln, Neb.)

Miami 6, Xavier 1 (at Hamilton, Ohio)

at Illinois-Chicago 4, Toledo 3


February 15 ? Sunday

at Akron 5,  Detroit 2

at Akron 7, Wright State 0

Bradley 5, at Ball State 2