MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Haley Dekkinga, Northern Illinois – Junior, Allegan, Mich. (Allegan High School)
Northern Illinois junior Haley Dekkinga helped the Huskies improve its record to 5-1 this weekend with wins over Saint Louis (3-3) and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (2-3). Dekkinga won the decisive match against Saint Louis to give the Huskies a 4-3 victory on Saturday. Dekkinga, No. 2 singles player, defeated the Billikens' Mia Elmore, who had been playing all season at the No. 1 singles spot for Saint Louis, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1. Against SIU-Edwardsville, Dekkinga lost only one game en route to a 6-1, 6-0 victory, helping lead the Huskies to a 7-0 sweep. Dekkinga also went 2-0 over the weekend with doubles partner Stephanie McDonald, playing in the No. 3 doubles position. In six matches this spring, Dekkinga has a 5-1 singles record and is 4-2 in doubles play.
Angelina Jogasuria, Akron – Senior, Serpong, Indonesia (St. John’s High School)
Akron senior Angelina Jogasuria closed out last week with an overall record of 4-0 (2-0 singles, 2-0 doubles) – playing all four of her matches on Saturday. She teamed with Prang Pantusart to notch an 8-3 No. 1 doubles win over Dayton's Carly Peck and Maureen Stevens in the afternoon, and defeated Wright State's Kayla Tuscany and Alex Bastoch 8-2 at No. 1 that night to extend their doubles win streak to five matches. Jogasuria posted a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles against Peck and a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 1 singles over Tuscany. That was the first time in her collegiate career that she competed in the first flight of singles.
Courtney Earnest, Ball State – Freshman, Lexington, Ohio (Lexington High School)
Ball State freshman Courtney Earnest improved to 8-1 on the season after going 2-1 at No. 2 singles for the week and 2-1 at No. 1 doubles. She helped the Cardinals knock off two in-state rivals after posting straight set victories over Konstantina Adami from Butler (6-1, 6-1) and IPFW's Antia Henestrosa 6-1, 6-0. Earnest dropped her match against Indiana but took two games from Katie Klyczek in each set.
Katie Brozovich, Bowling Green – Freshman, Clarkston, Mich. (Clarkston High School)
Bowling Green freshman Katie Brozovich was a perfect 4-0 last week as the Falcons won two more matches to improve to 7-1 in dual-match play and have won seven-straight matches. On Friday against Cleveland State, Brozovich teamed with fellow freshman Drew Fillis for an 8-1 doubles win, and she then defeated the Vikings’ Nicole Janek in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) at the sixth singles flight in a 6-1 win. On Sunday, Brozovich again teamed with Fillis for a lopsided doubles win, this time by an 8-0 score against Cincinnati, and she downed UC’s Hannah Wille, 6-3, 6-1, at number-six singles. On the season, Brozovich has an overall record of 28-15, including a 16-8 singles mark and a 12-7 doubles ledger. She is tied for second on the Falcons in singles wins, and is fourth in overall victories. Brozovich has won 11 consecutive matches (singles and doubles combined) since her last loss back on Jan. 18. She has won seven-straight singles matches, and each of the last six have come in straight sets, with none of those 12 sets being any closer than a 6-3 result.
Klara Supejova, Eastern Michigan – Freshman, Prague, Czech Republic
Eastern Michigan freshman Klara Supejova was strong once again at the No. 2 slot, scoring a 6-4, 1-6, 11-9 win over No. 62 ranked Rebecca Shine of Louisville. Supejova is now 17-4 overall and 8-1 in singles play this spring.
Alix Thurman, Miami – Sophomore, Harrison Township, Mich.
Miami sophomore Alix Thurman won both her matches Sunday in the RedHawks' lone action this week, a 5-2 loss at Marshall. Thurman posted a 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (9-7) victory over Maria Voscekova and fought off three match points in the final tiebreaker after falling behind 6-3. The match marked Thurman's first career appearance at the No. 2 flight after playing primarily No. 5 as a freshman and No. 3 in the first six matches earlier this year. Thurman combined with Christiana Raymond for an 8-6 victory at No. 2 doubles. Thurman stands 12-6 this year with a 3-4 mark in dual matches. She is also 9-9 in doubles play.
Kathleen Hawkins, Western Michigan – Junior, Portage, Mich. (Hackett Catholic Central High School)
Western Michigan junior Kathleen Hawkins was a force in both singles and doubles for the Broncos over the weekend, posting a 3-1 overall record as the Broncos defeated Green Bay on Saturday before narrowly falling to Marquette on Monday. Hawkins helped the Broncos to a 6-1 win over Green Bay with her excellent singles and doubles play; she teamed with freshman Hailey Shanahan to defeat Eleanor O'Brien and Stephanie Londre 8-3 in the No. 3 doubles match, helping the Broncos sweep the doubles point. Hawkins was equally impressive in singles play, defeating Maria Anderson 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 3 singles match; the Broncos took five of the six singles matches to take the victory. Hawkins earned a No. 3 singles win in the Broncos' match against Marquette as well, cruising past Ali Dawson 6-2, 6-2.