TENNIS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Orno posted victories at No. 1 singles and doubles against UIC and Butler last week. He defeated UIC's Sebastian Lystad (4-6, 6-3, 6-4) and Butler's Ben Raynauld (6-1, 6-1) in singles, and teamed up with Ryan Hamning at the top doubles slot to down the Flames 8-5 and the Bulldgos 8-2.
Cristescu posted dominant victories at No. 2 singles last week, defeating League foes from Youngstown State and Cleveland State. She first paired with Elena Antakova to win 8-7 against the Penguins and 8-1 over the Vikings. Then, Cristescu defeated YSU's Lauren Hankle (6-0, 6-2) and CSU's Charlotte Gibbons (6-4, 6-3) in singles play to end the week with a perfect 4-0 record.
Other Men's Top Performers
Sophomore, Greenwood, Ind.
Herron went 3-0 in singles play and 2-1 in doubles during a busy week. He won at No.3 singles against Wright State (6-4, 0-6, 7-5) and Youngstown State (6-1, 6-0) and at the No. 4 position against Cleveland State (6-4, 6-3). He also paired with Zach Ervin to tally victories against the Raiders (8-6) and Penguins (9-8 (7-4)).
Junior, Riga, Latvia
Necajevs ended the regular season with a perfect 7-0 record at No. 1 singles as he defeated foes from Valparaiso and Green Bay. First, he downed Alex Lau of Valpo (6-0, 6-2) and then triumphed over Green Bay's Paul Swanson (6-1, 6-3). Necajevs also paired with David Stabley to win at top doubles, 9-7, against the Phoenix.
Junior, Oslo, Norway
Harbo won two matches at No. 2 singles and went 2-1 at No. 2 doubles last week against Youngstown State and Cleveland State. He posted a 6-4, 6-2 victory against YSU's Michael Kathary and defeated CSU's Rob West, 6-1, 6-2.
Freshman, Shipshewana, Ind.
Whitmer posted a perfect 3-0 record in singles play last week as he moved up into the No. 3 position for the first time this season. He defeated UIC's Danny Wilson (6-4, 6-1) for the Crusaders only point of the match, and then added wins against Detroit (6-2, 6-2) and Green Bay (6-4, 6-2). He also partnered with Phidias Fortune to go 1-2 at third doubles.
Other Women's Top Performers
Junior, Neenah, Wis;
Casperson went undefeated at No. 3 singles against League foes last week. She defeated Wright State (6-1, 6-4), Youngstown State (6-4, 7-6(4)) and Cleveland State (6-1, 6-3). In addition, Casperson teamed with Becky Jenkins to win at No. 1 doubles over the Raiders (8-5), Penguins (9-7) and Vikings (9-8(3)). Jenkins also posted a 3-0 singles record last week, playing at No. 4.
Freshman, Aarhus, Denmark
Bjerrehus won her No. 1 singles match against Butler's Gabriella Bobrowski, 7-5, 7-5. Earlier in the week, she also helped the Vikings secure the doubles point against UIC with teammate Charlotte Gibbons (9-8(5)) at the top slot.
Minic posted a 6-3, 4-6, 11-9 victory at No. 2 singles over Milwaukee's Kari Kastenholz in the Titans' 7-0 sweep of the Panthers. She also paired with Annie Moore at No. 1 doubles to win 8-5.
Senior, Aurora, Ill.
Schwartz won her long singles match of the week at No. 3, defeating Aschley Jurgella of Green Bay 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Junior, Melbourne, Australia
Haralambopoulos picked up the Penguins' only point against Butler with her with at No. 6 singles (6-1, 6-2).