MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Courtney Wild, Ball State – Sophomore, Carmel, Ind. (New Braunfels High School)
Ball State sophomore Courtney Wild remains undefeated in MAC action at No. 1 singles after winning both her matches over the weekend. Wild started the weekend off on a high note Friday after posting a straight set defeat over Akron's Angelina Jogasuria (6-4, 6-1). Wild then closed out MAC play Saturday helping the Cardinals to a 6-1 victory over Buffalo. In her first set against the Bulls Miranda Podlas, Wild did not give up a game winning 6-0. Wild than claimed the match in the second set by a score of 6-2. Wild has helped the Cardinals to a 2-1 start in league action which is the best start for a Ball State women's tennis program since the spring of 2004. Wild leads the Cardinals in overall dual action with a 16-3 mark and is also 3-0 in MAC play and has improved her career performance to 7-4 against conference opponents.
Maddy Eccleston, Bowling Green – Senior, Toledo, Ohio (St. Ursula Academy)
Bowling Green senior co-captain Maddy Eccleston won a pair of lopsided matches in the Falcons’ lone dual match last week, a 5-2 victory on the road against Northern Illinois. Eccleston teamed up with fellow senior Katie Grubb for a quick 8-2 victory over an Northern Illinois duo at the second doubles flight. That victory was the 92nd doubles win of Eccleston’s career, extending her own school record. Then, Eccleston dropped only two total games in a third-flight singles win over Mary Malkin (6-1, 6-1). In doubles, Eccleston and Grubb are 10-1 at the second flight in dual-match play, and that duo has an overall record of 18-5 this year to date. Overall this season, Eccleston is 23-8 in doubles and 35-20 in combined matches. Her 162 combined career wins places her second on Bowling Green’s career list.
Klara Supejova, Eastern Michigan – Freshman, Prague, Czech Republic
Eastern Michigan freshman Klara Supejova notched a 7-5, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles against Toledo, while also teaming up with Nino Mebuke for an 8-5 decision at No. 1 doubles. The match was the first at the brand-new Claudia Wasik Tennis Complex on the campus of Eastern Michigan.
Nimisha Mohan, Miami – Junior, Bangalore, India
Miami junior Nimisha Mohan led the RedHawks to home wins over Buffalo and Akron by going undefeated in her four matches. Mohan was 2-0 in singles play, defeating Miranda Podlas and Olga Shkundina, respectively. On Friday, she fell behind 4-1 in the first set before rallying 6-4, 6-2 and in Saturday's match against Shkundina, she won the first seven and last three games in a 6-0, 6-4 decision. Mohan teamed with Alix Thurman for 8-1 and 8-2 victories at No. 2 doubles as the RedHawks won both points by taking all three double matches vs. Buffalo and two of three vs. Akron. Mohan improved to 19-9 overall this year, including 11-7 in dual matches and has won eight of her last 10 in singles play.
Nelle Youel, Northern Illinois – Sophomore, Crystal Lake, Ill. (Crystal Lake Central High School)
Northern Illinois sophomore Nelle Youel won both of her singles matches over the weekend with a pair of three-set wins at the No. 1 spot, and split her doubles matches, to provide the Huskies' highlights during a home MAC Weekend. On Friday, Youel defeated Bowling Green's Emily Reuland, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to earn one of Northern Illinois' two points in the match. Versus Bowling Green, Youel also teamed with Mary Malkin at No. 1 doubles for an 8-3 win to give Northern Illinois its lone doubles win of the weekend. It was the first match as doubles partners for Youel and Malkin. The next day versus Western Michigan, Youel posted her 18th win of the year. After splitting the first two sets with Western Michigan's Nina Sujashvili, Youel won the superset tie-breaker 10-7 to claim victory and Northern Illinois lone point of the match. In addition to her 18-2 singles record, Youel is 16-4 in doubles with two different partners.
Katelyn Nguyen, Toledo – Freshman, Anaheim, Calif. (Cypress High School)
Toledo freshman Katelyn Nguyen led the Rockets to its first conference win of the season over Eastern Michigan last Saturday with two wins. Nguyen got started by clinching the team doubles point by teaming up with senior Silvia Carvajal for an 8-6 triumph in the third lineup spot. The California native came right back and stepped up in the top singles flight to notch her first career MAC victory and first win at No. 1 singles in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1.
Maggie Remynse, Western Michigan – Senior, Richland, Mich. (Battle Creek Lakeview High School)
Western Michigan senior Maggie Remynse helped the Broncos improve to 3-0 in the MAC season on Saturday, posting a pair of wins to lead them to a 6-1 win over Northern Illinois. The 3-0 start in conference play is the best for the Broncos since the 2009 season, when WMU opened the season with a 4-0 record. The Broncos opened the match against the Huskies by sweeping the doubles session; Remynse teamed with junior Nini Sujashvili to win the No. 2 doubles match, beating Haley Dekkinga and Arantza De La Torre 8-4. Remynse went on to win her singles match on Saturday as well, downing Dekkings 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 2 singles match. Remynse has a team-best 17-14 record in singles play, as well as an 11-7 record in dual matches. She has been even better in conference doubles play, winning all three of her doubles matches since MAC play began.