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2015 NCAC Women's Tennis Players of the Week

April 20th
  Grace Porter, Oberlin
(Bainbridge Island, WA/Bainbridge)

Oberlin senior Grace Porter combined for a perfect 4-0 record in a pair of NCAC East wins last week to help the Yeowomen clinch the No. 2 seed in the upcoming NCAC Tennis Championships. Porter earned a pair of wins in the top singles flight last week, which included a 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 victory over Kenyon’s Diana Aboubakare, while also joining with freshman Sarah Hughes (Haddonfield, NJ/Merion Mercy Acad.) for two wins in the top doubles flight.
April 13th
  Andrea Brush, Allegheny
(Loveland, CO/Thompson Valley)

Allegheny junior Andrea Brush went 1-1 in singles action and 2-0 in doubles action over the course of action last weekend, but no win was more important than her 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 come-from-behind win in the fourth singles flight that catapulted the Gators to their first win over Kenyon since the 1984-85 season. The Gators led the Ladies, 2-1, after doubles competition, but that lead quickly diminished as KC won the first three singles matches and held a 4-2 edge, before Allegheny capped off the improbable comeback with Brush’s victory.
April 6th
  Claire Marshall, DePauw
(Marietta, GA/George Walton)

DePauw senior Claire Marshall led the Tigers to a second-place finish at the Midwest Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin, last weekend by combining for a 4-2 record in three total matches. She was 2-1 in the top singles flight and also 2-1 in the top doubles position with classmate Maggie MacPhail (Indianapolis, IN/Park Tudor). The Tigers topped Gustavus Adolphus, 8-1, in the opening round and No. 23 Case, 5-4, in the semifinals, before falling to No. 11 Washington (MO), 5-1, in the championship match.
March 30th
  Courtney Brown, Denison
(Dublin, OH/Watterson)

Denison freshman Courtney Brown went 2-0 in singles play and 1-1 in doubles action last week. Her biggest win came on Friday night against Hope as she collected her first-career singles victory over a regionally-ranked opponent by topping Claire Cooper 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 in the top flight. She also posted a straight-set victory over OWU’s Brooke Butterworth on Thursday with set scores of 6-3, 6-0. In doubles action, she paired with classmate Rochell Issa (Maumee, OH/Maumee Valley Country Day) in the second flight for an 8-0 victory against OWU and a narrow 8-5 loss against Hope.
March 23rd
  Sun Mo Koo, Allegheny
(Burbank, CA/Burbank)

Allegheny junior Sun Mo Moo posted a perfect record in Hilton Head last week to lead the Gators to a perfect record on their spring training trip for the second year in a row. In four wins last week against Edgewood, Messiah, St. Norbert and Macalaster, Koo went a perfect 4-0 in the top singles flight and also joined with classmate Sloane Prince (Parkersburg, WV/Parkersburg) for a 4-0 mark in the top doubles flight.
March 16th
  Whitney Lonnemann, Ohio Wesleyan
(Cincinnati, OH/Mariemont)

Ohio Wesleyan senior Whitney Lonnemannwent 3-1 in singles action and 4-1 in doubles matches to lead the Bishops to a 4-1 record over a three-day stretch in Hilton Head, South Carolina, last week. She was a double winner in three OWU victories against Marietta (3 doubles, 4 singles), Webster (3 doubles, 5 singles) and Bridgewater (2 doubles, 5 singles).
March 9th
  Maggie MacPhail, DePauw
(Indianapolis, IN/Park Tudor)

DePauw senior Maggie MacPhail helped the 17th-ranked Tigers rebound from a 6-3 loss against No. 33 Hope on Thursday by posting a perfect 2-0 record in DPU’s 5-4 upset victory over ninth-ranked Chicago on Sunday. MacPhail opened the match against the Maroons by joining with classmate Claire Marshall (Marietta, GA/George Walton) for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles, before defeating UC’s Megan Tang 6-3, 6-1 in the second singles position.
March 2nd
  Diana Aboubakare, Kenyon
(Orange, CA/Luther)

Kenyon freshman Diana Aboubakare helped guide the Ladies to their first two victories of the 2014-15 season last week over Ohio Wesleyan, 7-2, and Indiana Tech, 9-0, with a perfect 4-0 record in both singles and doubles competition. Aboubakare joined with junior Samantha Murphy (Jeromesville, OH/Wooster) for a pair of victories in the top doubles flight, while also posting a pair of straight-set victories in the top singles flight against OWU, 6-0, 6-1, and Indiana Tech, 6-0, 6-0.

February 23rd
  Julie Witwer, DePauw
(Grosse Pointe, MI/South)

DePauw senior Julie Witwer posted a perfect 4-0 record to help the Tigers earn a pair of home victories on Saturday against Olivet Nazarene, 6-3, and Rhodes, 9-0. Witwer teamed with classmate Kaitlin Pickrel (Kettering, OH/Fairmont) for a perfect 2-0 record at No. 2 doubles, before posting a pair of singles wins in the third flight against Rhodes and in the fourth flight against Olivet Nazarene.
February 16th

Erin Johnson, Oberlin
(Kohler, WI/Sheboygan North)

Oberlin junior Erin Johnson won two of her three matches on Saturday to help the Yeowomen earn a split on the day, with an 8-1 win over Otterbein and an 8-1 setback against No. 23 Case. Johnson joined with sophomore Emma Brezel (Port Washington, NY/Paul D. Schreiber) for an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles over Otterbein, while also earning a 9-8 (7-3) pro set victory over Otterbein’s Rylie Markle at No. 3 singles. She also suffered a narrow 6-4, 7-5 loss at No. 6 singles against Case’s Nina Cepeda.

February 9th