Release  Horizon League ·

Feb. 11, 2009


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Sebastian Lystad
Oslo, Norway

Lystad opened Horizon League play with commanding victories at both singles and doubles. He teamed with partner George Hudson to defeat Wright State's Jan Alafriz and Mihkel Kruusmagi 8-2 at No. 1 doubles before handing Brian Dredge a 6-3, 6-2 loss at No. 1 singles.

Catrine Bjerrehus
Cleveland State
Aarhus, Denmark

Bjerrehus went 2-0 at No. 2 singles with dominant wins over Niagara (6-0, 6-3) and Robert Morris (6-0, 6-0). She also teamed with Charlotte Gibbons to finish 2-0 at doubles with scores of 8-3 against Niagara and 8-0 against RMU. Bjerrehus only gave up three games in her two singles matches.

Other Men's Top Performers

Ben Raynauld
Junior, Montreal, Quebec
Raynauld won at No. 1 singles against Bradley, 7-5, 6-2, and at No. 2 doubles (8-2) with partner Chris Herron to help the Bulldogs post a 7-0 sweep.

Phil Orno
Cleveland State
Junior, Snekkersten, Denmark
Orno improved his No. 1 singles record to 5-0 with wins over Niagara (6-1, 7-5) and Robert Morris (6-2, 6-3). He also posted two wins at No.1 doubles alongside partner Ryan Hamning.

Paul Swanson
Green Bay
Freshman, Coon Rapids, Minn.
Swanson won Green Bay's only match of the weekend at No. 2 singles against Xavier, posting a 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 victory.

Kyle Stump
Sophomore, Plymouth, Ind.
Stump posted a pair of wins against Bradley to give Valparaiso its only two points of the match. He teamed with Phidias Fortune for an 8-7(4) win at No. 3 doubles before securing a win at No. 6 singles (6-1, 6-0).

Robert Emig
Youngstown State
Sophomore, Sewickley, Pa.
Emig won both singles matches in the No. 5 spot last weekend. He posted a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Buffalo, and a 1-6, 6-3, 10-5 win over Niagara. He also won at No. 3 doubles against Niagara (8-2).

Other Women's Top Performers

Gabriella Bobrowski
Sophomore, Niles, Ill.
Bobrowski picked up a pair of singles wins in two matches last week, cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 sweep at the No. 4 position against IUPUI on Friday before trumping Akron 6-4, 6-1 at the same spot the next day.

Mariya Kovaleva
Freshman, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Kovaleva posted wins against No. 75 Kansas at No. 2 singles (6-1, 6-2) and No. 1 doubles (8-1) with teammate Kristen McPhillips before dropping matches at the same positions to No. 36 Illinois.

Jenna Felsher
Sophomore, Pewaukee, Wis.
Felsher won two singles matches last week at the No. 6 position, claiming UWM's only victory against Northern Iowa (6-4, 3-2 (ret.)) before sweeping her South Dakota opponent 6-0, 6-0.

Lauren Hankle
Youngstown State
Freshman, Lancaster, Pa.
Hankle went undefeated in singles in weekend play, defeating Wright State's Masha Peresetsky (6-3, 6-3) and her Xavier opponent (0-6, 6-3, 6-3), both at the No. 2 position. Hankle also teamed with Tanisha Welch to post an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles over Xavier, but the duo lost at No. 1 to WSU's Peresetsky and Kenisha Webb (8-5).

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