March 11, 2009
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ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Whitmer was perfect last week, winning three matches at No. 6 singles and three at No. 3 doubles. With partner Kevin DeHerrera, the duo posted wins against Robert Morris (8-2), Shorter (8-2) and South Dakota State (8-3). Whitmer nabbed his victories with scores of 6-2, 6-1 against RMU, 6-2, 6-0 against Shorter, and 6-3, 6-0 against SDSU.
Bjerrehus won a total of six matches last week as the Vikings went 2-1 on the week. In all three matches, she teamed with Charlotte Gibbons for victory at No. 1 doubles. Against IPFW (6-3, 7-6(3)) and Oakland (6-1, 6-0) she played at No. 2 singles before winning at the top slot against Dayton, 3-6, 6-2, 10-5.
Other Men's Top Performers
Sophomore, Sheboygan, Wis.
Against Eastern Illinois, Bayliss won at No. 3 doubles with partner Ben Raynauld, 8-4. He then won his singles match at the No. 4 slot, 6-4, 6-1.
Junior, Snekkersten, Denmark
Orno posted wins at the top positions against IPFW, taking the No. 1 doubles match with Ryan Hamning (8-5) before dominating his singles match, 6-1, 6-2.
Other Women's Top Performers
Sophomore, Niles, Ill.
Bobrowski posted two singles victories and a doubles triumph last week. She scored wins at No. 4 singles against Eastern Illinois (7-5, 6-7(5-7), 6-1) and College of Charleston (6-4, 6-0) while also dominating at No. 2 doubles with Natali Jaimes against EIU (8-1).
Freshman, Gothenburg, Sweden
Sjoberg-Sundstrom scored wins at No. 5 singles (6-2, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles (8-5) against Nova Southeastern last week.
Junior, Waukesha, Wis.
Drvaric secured a win at No. 1 singles against Green Bay's Emily Lawent (6-0, 6-2), while also winning at No. 1 doubles with teammate Kari Kastenholz (8-2). Drvaric also won at No. 1 singles against Bradley (2-6, 7-5, 7-5).
Freshman, Almaty, Khazakstan
Kovaleva posted two wins in a 4-3 loss to Iowa State. She won her doubles match with teammate Kristen McPhillips, 9-7, before downing her opponent at second singles, 6-4, 6-0.
Senior, Naperville, Ill.
Gustafson won her season debut against Shorter at No. 6 singles, 6-2, 6-0.