MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Nini Sujashvili, Western Michigan – Junior, Tbilisi, Georgia
Western Michigan junior Nini Sujashvili was part of a season-opening doubleheader sweep for the Broncos, helping them to 7-0 victories over Dayton and Valparaiso on Jan. 21. She picked up four overall wins on Monday, including a pair of No. 1 singles wins and two No. 1 doubles wins. Sujashvili opened the day with a No. 1 doubles win over Dayton's Carly Peck and Maureen Stevens, teaming with Jill Pastunink to clinch the doubles point with an 8-2 win. Sujashvili continued the team's dominance in the opening match with a 6-0, 6-1 win over the Flyers' Sammi Hornbarger in the No. 1 singles match. Sujashvili was similarly dominant in the nightcap against Valparaiso; she again teamed with Pastunink to clinch the doubles point, shutting out the Crusaders' Kristin Zakiewicz and Michele Fredlake 8-0 in the No. 1 doubles match. Sujashvili clinched the overall team match as well, drubbing Zakiewicz 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles match to assure the Broncos' victory.
Courtney Wild, Ball State – Sophomore, Carmel, Ind. (New Braunfels High School)
Ball State sophomore Courtney Wild helped Ball State go 2-0 in its season opening double header after the Cardinals posted 6-1 wins versus IUPUI and Chicago State. Wild did not give up a game to her opponent Bobbi Modesto of IUPUI in the afternoon match earning the 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles. Wild then defeated Chicago State's Carynne Lloyd at the No. 2 position by a score of 6-0, 6-1. In doubles action Wild paired up with Bethany Moore versus Chicago State earning an 8-3 victory at No. doubles. The twosome also had the 7-4 edge over IUPUI but that was unfinished due to the Cardinals having already won the doubles point.
Mary Hill, Bowling Green – Senior, Munster, Ind. (Munster High School)
Bowling Green senior Mary Hill went 2-2 last weekend, as the Falcons split two matches to open the dual-match season. Hill dropped a singles match at the fourth flight, and lost a narrow 8-5 decision with fellow senior Jade Johnson at the third doubles flight, on the road against No. 19 Notre Dame on Friday. The next day, she lost just two total games in a straight-sets win at the fourth singles flight against Duquesne. Hill also teamed with Johnson for an 8-0 win at the third doubles flight vs. Duquesne, in a 7-0 Bowling Green win. In her third year at Bowling Green, Hill now has 49 singles wins to rank 24th on the school’s career list. She has 57 doubles wins to place 21st on that list, and with 106 total victories, Hill is tied for 23rd in Bowling Green history.