INDIANAPOLIS -- Youngstown State freshman Remi Chancerel (Dax, France) is the Men’s Tennis Player of the Week while Oakland's Cam Sabourin (Quebec City, Quebec) is the Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for the week of March 31-April 6. This is the second weekly honor that Chancerel has received this season.
The Youngstown State men’s tennis team took on conference-foe Cleveland State Saturday at the Boardman Tennis Center. The Penguins clinched the double point and carried over the momentum into singles play where the squad collected three of the six singles matches. Youngstown State won the match 4-3 to move to a perfect 3-0 in Horizon League competition.
Chancerel played a key role in the Penguins’ victory over the Vikings, winning at both No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles. In singles play against Cleveland State’s Jorg Van der Vloet, the freshman won in straight-sets 6-2, 6-4 to collect the point. With teammate Silviu Mistreanu against the Vikings’ Manuel Bellutti and Mirko Radosevic the pair won 6-4 to claim one of the two Youngstown State doubles wins.
The Golden Grizzlies women’s team hosted Wright State Friday at the Bloomfield Tennis and Fitness Center. Oakland clinched the doubles point with victories at No. 1 and No. 3 and claimed the singles points at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 to total four points for the squad. The 4-3 victory over the Raiders was the team’s second conference win of the season.
Sabourin won in both singles and double play during the match to be part of two of the four points the Golden Grizzlies tallied. At No. 1 singles, Sabourin defeated Wright State’s Vanessa Madrigal in straight-sets 6-4, 6-2. Earlier in the match with teammate Camille Hemond-Hill the duo won their match at No. 1 doubles 6-3.
Top Men’s Tennis Players of the Week:
Joey Leto, Green Bay (Jr.): Went 2-0 over the week at No. 6 singles and 2-0 at No. 2 doubles in conference matches against UIC and Valparaiso.
Lauri Makikalli, Wright State (Sr.): Won at No. 3 doubles versus Northern Kentucky and No. 1 singles against Detroit.
Nathan Ponton, Detroit (Fr.): Recorded two wins over Wright State at No. 2 singles (6-3, 6-4) and No. 2 doubles (6-3).
Joe VanMeter, Cleveland State (Jr.): Went 2-0 at No. 2 singles against Duquesne and conference-foe Youngstown State.
Top Women’s Tennis Players of the Week:
Elaine Cloern, Wright State (So.): Won at No. 6 singles and No. 2 doubles against Oakland while also winning at No. 6 singles versus Detroit.
Aleksandra Golawska, Cleveland State (Fr.): Only Viking to go 2-0 over the weekend with wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles.
Dominika Lackova, Youngstown State (So.): Picked up wins at No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles over the weekend against Oakland.
Sasha Nionova, Detroit (Fr.): Tallied two dominating wins at No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-1) and No. 3 doubles with teammate Valeryia Kulikovskaya (6-1) over Wright State.
Men’s Tennis Players of the Week
Sept. 9: Remi Chancerel, Youngstown State
Sept. 16: Charlie Emhardt, Valparaiso
Sept. 23: Michael Tenzer, Green Bay
Oct. 7: Michael Savaglio, Valparaiso
Oct. 14: Michael Tenzer, Green Bay
Jan. 13: Joe VanMeter, Cleveland State
Jan. 20: Garrett Gardner, Valparaiso
Jan. 27: Jeffrey Schorsch, Valparaiso
Feb. 3: Hugo Morth, Youngstown State
Feb. 10: Michael Tenzer, Green Bay
Feb. 17: Michael Tenzer, Green Bay
Feb. 24: Howard Scott, Green Bay
March 2: Leopold Gomez Islinger, Green Bay; Jeffrey Schorsch, Valparaiso
March 8: Rafael Orantes, Detroit
March 15: Manuel Bellutti, Cleveland State
March 22: Dave Bacalla, Valparaiso
March 29: Remi Chancerel, Youngstown State
Women’s Tennis Players of the Week
Sept. 9: Chelsea Bailey, Milwaukee
Sept. 16: Paige Heuer, Valparaiso
Sept. 23: Lauren Golick, Cleveland State
Sept. 30: Alysa Straub, Milwaukee
Oct. 7: Victoria Bensimon, Cleveland State
Oct. 14: Dominika Lackova, Youngstown State
Jan. 13: Dominika Lackova, Youngstown State
Jan. 20: Irina Slizovskaya, Detroit
Jan. 27: Marta Burak, Youngstown State
Feb. 3: Victoria Bensimon, Cleveland State
Feb. 10: Kathleen Hebble, Valparaiso
Feb. 17 Keti Mebuke, UIC
Feb. 24: Irina Slizovskaya, Detroit
March 2: Anna Davydova, Detroit
March 8: Jackie Altansarnai, UIC
March 15: Sasha Nionova, Detroit
March 22: Marta Burak, Youngstown State
March 29: Cam Sabourin, Oakland