INDIANAPOLIS -- A pair of freshman won Player of the Week honors with Margita Sunjic winning three matches in straight-set fashion for Northern Kentucky and Danylo Veremeichuk of Youngstown State receiving the honor after being called up to the No. 2 spot and reeling off two wins. This is the first Player of the Week award for each player on the season.
Margita Sunjic / Northern Kentucky / Freshman / Sneit, Croatia
Sunjic went 3-0 on the week and is currently on a five-match winning streak playing in the No. 1 singles spot. The freshman won all of her matches in the straight sets starting out the week with a 6-1, 6-3 win against Rhode Island. The phenom then won against Cleveland State and Youngstown State to push her record to 4-0 in conference play and 9-2 overall on the year.
Danylo Veremeichuk / Youngstown State / Freshman / Odessa, Ukraine
Veremeichuk moved up to No. 2 in the singles lineup and notched two straight set victories against Wright State and Northern Kentucky. The freshman’s play helped Youngstown State pick up two wins and improve to 3-1 in conference play on the season. Veremeichuck has an 8-2 record on the season and has been instrumental for the Penguins tying their school record with 15 dual match wins.
Victoria Bensimon and Jana Schober / Cleveland State
Bensimon and Schober went 2-0 as Cleveland State’s top doubles team helping the team clinch both doubles points on the week. The pair’s two wins were crucial as the team beat both Northern Kentucky and Wright State 4-3 to stay a perfect 4-0 in conference play.
Mitch Maroscher and Thomas Rodrigues / Youngstown State
Maroscher and Rodrigues took care of business winning both doubles matches 6-1 against Wright State and Northern Kentucky. The No. 1 doubles team for Youngstown State helped the squad earn the doubles point in both matches and helped the team go 2-0 on the week. Youngstown State now has 15 dual wins on the season which ties a school record and the Penguins still have four matches to play in the regular season.
Previous Women's Player of the Week Winners:
Jan. 17 - Sofia Macias, Youngstown State
Jan. 24 - Tori Turner, Wright State
Jan. 31 - Noelly Longi Nsimba, Youngstown State
Feb. 7 - Victoria Bensimon, Cleveland State
Feb. 14 - Georgie Sanders, UIC
Feb. 21 - Bianca Zuzu, UIC
Feb. 28 - Dominika Lackova, Youngstown State
Mar. 7 - Karoline Haller, Wright State
Mar. 14 - Eszter Zador, Milwaukee
Mar. 21 - Isabella Spindler, Cleveland State
Mar. 28 - Isabella Spindler, Cleveland State
Previous Men's Player of the Week Winners:
Jan. 17 - Mate Virag, Northern Kentucky
Jan. 24 - Jeffrey Schorsch, Valparaiso
Jan. 31 - Mitch Maroscher, Youngstown State
Feb. 7 - Charlie Emhardt, Valparaiso
Feb. 14 - Mate Virag, Northern Kentucky
Feb. 21 - Artem Vasheshnikov, Detroit Mercy
Feb. 28 - Nico Mostardi, Cleveland State
Mar. 7 - Jeffrey Schorsch, Valparaiso
Mar. 14 - Kyle Dunn, Valparaiso
Mar. 21 - Niko Wasilewicz, UIC
Mar. 28 - Jeffrey Schorsch, Valparaiso