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Feb. 4, 2009


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Phil Orno
Cleveland State
Snekkersten, Denmark

Orno notched victories at No. 1 singles and doubles last weekend against No. 65 Stetson and St. Bonaventure. He came from behind to beat his Stetson opponent 4-6, 7-6(4), 12-10 and then defeated St. Bonaventure 6-2, 6-4. In doubles play, Orno and teammate Ryan Hamning won 8-6 against Stetson and 9-8(4) against St. Bonaventure.

Myra Pepino
Cleveland State
Hilliard, Ohio

Despite playing shorthanded all weekend, the Vikings managed to win all three of their matches, in large part to Pepino, who didn't drop a single point all weekend. She won all three of her singles matches at No. 3 with perfect 6-0, 6-0 sweeps, and teamed with Melissa Holzinger at No. 2 doubles to win 8-0 in all three matches.

Other Men's Top Performers

Brandon Bayliss
Sophomore, Sheboygan, Wis.
Bayliss secured the Bulldogs' only singles win against Western Michigan (4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4)) at the No. 4 position. He also teamed with Ben Raynauld at No. 3 doubles for an 8-3 victory. Bayliss won the first set of his singles match against Purdue, but ended up dropping the final two sets (6-3, 1-6, 1-6).

Sebastian Lystad
Junior, Oslo, Norway
Lystad picked up his first win at No.1 singles by defeating Illinois State's top player, 6-4, 7-6. He also dropped his match at No. 1 doubles (8-5).

Tom Litscher
Junior, Eau Claire, Wis.
Litscher teamed with Alex Lau to post an 8-5 victory at No. 1 doubles against Michigan State before dropping his No. 2 singles match 6-3, 6-0.

Tariq Ismail
Youngstown State
Freshman, Harare, Zimbabwe
Ismail won his first YSU match at No. 2 singles (6-4, 4-6, 10-8) against St. Bonaventure on Saturday.

Other Women's Top Performers

Natali Jaimes
Sophomore, Downers Grove, Ill.
Jaimes scored a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 1 singles against Dayton on Friday. She also teamed with Gabriella Bobrowski for an 8-0 sweep at No. 1 doubles before dropping her singles and doubles matches at Indiana on Saturday.

Sophie Sjoberg-Sundstrom
Freshman, Gothenburg, Sweden
Sjoberg-Sundstrom had four victories last weekend, winning two matches at No. 5 singles and two matches at No. 3 doubles. She swept both singles matches, defeating Toledo 6-3, 6-1 and Eastern Michigan 7-6, 6-2, and only lost three points in doubles with teammate Svetlana Flankova over the two matches.

Lauryn Grimando
Green Bay
Junior, Oak Brook, Ill.
Grimando was the one Phoenix player to win a match last week, defeating her Northern Illinois' opponent 6-4, 2-6, 12-10 at No. 5 singles.

Kim Sajevic
Senior, Woodbury, Minn.
Sajevic opened the season with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over her Southern Illinois-Edwardsville opponent at No. 1 singles. She teamed with Julie Wingstrom at No. 2 doubles but lost that match, 8-2.

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