INDIANAPOLIS - Cleveland State sophomore Isabella Spindler has been selected as the women's singles player of the week and UIC freshman Niko Wasilewicz has been named singles player of the week on the men's side.
Isabella Spindler / Sophomore / Cleveland State / Clarkston, Mich.
Spindler picked up a straight set win over Sam Houston State playing as the team's No. 1 during Cleveland State's Texas road swing. The sophomore won 6-4, 6-3 to help clinch a point for Cleveland State which proved critical as the Vikings edged Sam Houston State 4-3 to win the match. The Clarkston native recorded her fifth win on the season as the team's No. 1 and helped Cleveland State notch their sixth win on the year.
Niko Wasilewicz / Freshman / UIC / Riverwoods, Ill.
Wasilewicz was called up to play as the team's No. 1 due to a late scratch and was unfazed in UIC's win over South Dakota State. The freshman earned a tough 7-6 win in the first set before running away with the second set 6-3. Not only was this Wasilewicz's first match as UIC's No. 1 versus a Division I opponent, but his point was crucial in UIC's 4-3 win.
Victoria Bensimon and Jana Schober / Cleveland State
Playing as the No. 1 doubles team, Bensimon and Schober cruised to a 6-3 win to set the tone for Cleveland State's win over Sam Houston State. The pair is now 6-6 playing together on the season including 3-2 as the team's No.1.
Colton Buffington and William Malm / Cleveland State
Buffington and Malm were a bright spot for Cleveland State in their match versus UTEP breezing their way to a 6-3 win as the No. 2 doubles team. The duo returned to the court just two days later against nationally ranked Rice and were up 5-4 before the set was called off leaving the set unfinished.