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INDIANAPOLIS -- Valparaiso junior Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo.) and Detroit freshman Irina Slizovskaya (Sarnska, Russia) have been named the Horizon League tennis Players of the Week.

It is the first honor of the season for both student-athletes.

Honert went 2-0 at No. 1 singles for the Crusdaers, including a 6-1, 6-0 win against Nebraska-Omaha and a 6-4, 6-4 Horizon League win against Detroit. He has won seven of his past nine singles matches. The junior also won 8-2 at No. 1 doubles in Valpo's win over Nebraska-Omaha.

The Crusaders return to action this weekend against Youngstown State and Cleveland State.

Slizovskaya went 6-0 for the Titans this week, including a 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles and an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles as Detroit ended UIC's 146-match winning streak in Horizon League play. The freshman also won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles and 8-3 at No. 2 doubles in a 7-0 win over Valparaiso and 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and 8-4 at No. 2 doubles in a 7-0 non-conference win over IUPUI.

The Titans host Green Bay and Milwaukee this weekend.

Men’s Tennis Athletes of the Week:
January 15:      Michal Lyzwa, Wright State
January 22:      Maurizio Feoli, UIC
January 29:      Michael Tenzer, Green Bay
February 5:       Alex Latosinsky, Detroit
February 12:     Ali Shabib, Cleveland State
February 19:     Silviu Mistreanu, Youngstown State
February 26:     Jorg van der Vloet, Cleveland State
March 5:            Silviu Mistreanu, Youngstown State
March 11:          Lauri Makikalli, Wright State
March 19:          Hayden Joblin, Wright State
March 26:          Hayden Joblin, Wright State
April 2:               Ali Shabib, Cleveland State
                           Craig Cox, Green Bay
April 9:              Eric Honert, Valparaiso

Women’s Tennis Athletes of the Week:
January 29:      Maddy Soule, Milwaukee
February 5:       Valeryia Kulikouskaya, Detroit
February 12:    Christina Colarossi, Milwaukee
February 19:    Annina Brendel, Youngstown State
February 26:    Ellen Folkers, Cleveland State
March 5:           Kristin Kurer, Milwaukee
March 11:         Paula da Man, Youngstown State
March 19:        Chloe Karoub, Detroit
March 26:         Margarita Sadkovinkova, Youngstown State
April 2:              Mariana Palacios, UIC
April 9:              Irina Slizovskaya, Detroit

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