TENNIS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Harbo posted a perfect 4-0 record last week at No. 2 singles and doubles against Butler and Dayton. In doubles, he teamed with Danny Wilson to defeat Butler's Chris Herron and Zach Ervin (8-4) before edging Herron in singles, 6-4, 7-6, 14-12. Harbo also posted a 9-8 doubles victory and a 6-1, 7-6 singles win against Dayton.
Kovaleva continued her dominant play last week, winning her singles and doubles matches against League foes Butler and Wright State. Against the Bulldogs, Kovaleva paired with Kristen McPhillips at the top slot to defeat Molly Casperson and Becky Jenkins (8-5) before she triumphed over Gabriella Bobrowski at No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-3). Kovaleva then teamed with Ulrikke von Ubisch to defeat the Raiders' No. 2 duo (8-2) before taking down Karina Presti at the top position (6-3, 6-0).
Other Men's Top Performers
Sophomore, Sheboygan, Wis.
Bayliss picked up wins at both singles and doubles last week against UIC. He teamed with Lenz Theodor at No. 3 doubles to earn an 8-4 victory before rallying for a 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 decision over the Flames' George Hudson at No. 3 singles.
Junior, Snekkersten, Denmark
Against Green Bay, Orno won his singles match at No. 1 over Matt Clegg (6-1, 6-4) after teaming with Ryan Hamning at the top doubles slot to down Eric Plaushines and Jess Henning, 8-6.
Sophomore, Franklin, Wis.
Wesley posted a 2-0 singles record and a 1-1 mark in doubles last week for the Phoenix. He defeated Cleveland State's Steven Wipprecht at No. 6 singles (6-4, 6-3) and his opponent at UW-Oshkosh (6-2, 6-1). Wesley also paired with Brian McCarthy at No. 3 doubles to post an 8-4 win over UWO.
Freshman, Shipshewana, Ind.
Whitmer went 3-1 last week, including a 2-0 mark in singles play. At No. 6 singles, he defeated Wright State's Pip Rehg (6-3, 6-4) before moving to No. 5 against Dayton and downing his Flyers' opponent, 6-4, 6-1. He also teamed with Kevin DeHerrera at No. 3 doubles to defeat WSU's Rehg and Byron Wowchuk (8-7 (7-3)).
Junior, Urbana, Ohio
Dredge went 4-0 last week at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles. He defeated Valparaiso's Alex Lau (6-4, 1-6, 10-5) after teaming with Landon Neuman for an 8-3 decision at second doubles. Against Youngstown State, the duo posted a 9-8 victory before Dredge beat Tariq Ismail 7-5, 6-1 to complete his stellar week.
Other Women's Top Performers
Sophomore, Dallas, Texas
Holzinger went 4-0, defeating Green Bay's Aschley Jurgella (6-0, 6-1) and Milwaukee's Ashley Schoneman (6-2, 6-3) at No. 3 singles. Holzinger also teamed with Jackie Tabb for a pair of victories at third doubles.
Sophomore, Milwaukee, Wis.
Lawent posted a 4-0 record last week at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. Against Cleveland State, Lawent defeated Catrine Bjerrehus (7-6, 6-0) after teaming with Lauryn Grimando for an 8-7(3) doubles victory. Lawent also tallied wins against UW-Oshkosh, sweeping her singles match (6-0, 6-0) and winning at doubles, 8-2.
Sophomore, Brookfield, Wis.
Schoen won two singles matches last week at No. 4 against Valparaiso's Katie Bilyeu (6-0, 6-0) and Cleveland State's Jackie Tabb (6-2, 6-3). She also teamed with Ashley Schoeneman for UWM's only doubles win against Valpo (8-1).
Freshman, Elkhart, Ind.
York went 1-2 in singles and 2-1 in doubles action last week. In League play against Wright State, York defeated Monica Capozziello at No. 5 singles (6-2, 6-3) after teaming with Katie Bilyeu to win at third doubles, 8-5. The duo also defeated Milwaukee's Jenna Felsher and Karlee Miller to earn the doubles point (9-8 (13-11)).
Sophomore, Flossmoor, Ill.
Webb posted three singles wins and a doubles victory last week. She won at No. 3 singles against Dayton (6-1, 7-5), Valparaiso's Jenny Schwartz (6-1, 6-1) and in a come-from-behind thriller over UIC's Elena Antakova (2-6 6-4, 11-9). Webb also teamed with Masha Peresetsky for a win at No. 1 doubles over Valpo (8-0).