2010 NWC Women's Tennis Student-Athletes of the Week

April 13

Sophie Larson

Linfield, Junior

Eugene, Ore./Sheldon

Major: Exercise Science

Larson went 3-0 in both singles and doubles last week as Linfield extended its current NWC win streak to 11 matches and locked up the No. 2 seed to the NWC Championships. 

Honorable Mention –

Divneet Kaur (Whitman, Sr. – Eugene, Ore.)

Natalia Agarycheva (Willamette, Jr. – Vancouver, Wash.)

Alli Marshall (Whitworth, So. – Salem, Ore)

Rachel Mizuno (Pacific, Fr. – Mililani, Idaho)

 

April 6

Abby Olbrich

Linfield, Sophomore

Vancouver, Wash./Skyview

Major: Business

Olbrich went 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles last week as Linfield won two crucial NWC contests over Whitman and Whitworth. She beat regionally ranked opponents in all four contests, leading Linfield to a 5-4 win over defending NWC champ Whitworth that gave the Pirates their first league loss of the season.

Honorable Mention –

Divneet Kaur (Whitman, Sr. – Eugene, Ore./Marist)

Alyssa Morrison (Willamette, Sr. – Anacortes, Wash.)

Molly Beaumont (George Fox, Fr. – Bellingham, Wash./Bellingham)

March 30

Rachel Burns

Whitworth, Junior

Longview, Wash./Mark Morris

Major: Music Ministry

Burns led the Pirates to a 4-1 record this, including three wins over regionally-ranked teams - all on the road. She won her singles matches and doubles matches in all three. Rachel (and the team) only lost to Chapman (#10 in the nation) and the top-ranked singles player in the region.

Honorable Mention –

Natalia Agarycheva (Willamette, Jr. – Vancouver, Wash,/Univ. of Northern Colorado)

Elise Otto (Whitman, Sr. – Spokane, Wash./Lewis & Clark)

Deanna Ellmer (Pacific Lutheran, So. – Gig Harbor, Wash./Peninsula)

Maddie Thiesse (Puget Sound, Fr. – Chanhassen, Minn./Holy Family)

March 23

Maddie Thiesse

Puget Sound, Freshman

Chanhassen, Minn./Holy Family

Major: Business

Thiesse went undefeated this weekend in both singles and doubles, as the Loggers picked up two wins in three matches in California. Maddie won all three of her singles matches in straight sets. She is now 8-6 on the season in singles play, including 7-3 in her last 10 matches.

Honorable Mention –

Elise Otto (Whitman, Jr. – Spokane, Wash./Lewis & Clark)

Megan Yoshimoto (Pacific, So. – Mililani, Hawaii/Mililani)

Alyssa Morrison (Willamette, Sr. – Anacortes, Wash./Anacortes)

March 16

Divneet Kaur

Whitman, Senior

Eugene, Ore./Marist

Playing four matches in one day, Kaur won twice in singles and twice in doubles. Her straight-set wins in singles, which included a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 3 against Pacific Lutheran, ran her NWC singles record to 8-1. She dropped just three games in winning at No. 2 singles against Puget Sound. Kaur also shared in decisive 8-3 (No. 2) and 8-2 (No. 1) victories in doubles.

Sarah Click

Linfield, Junior

Vancouver, Wash./Skyview

Major: Chemistry

Click went 6-0 last week, helping the Wildcats to a 3-0 week. She won each of three singles matches in straight sets, extending her current winning streak to five matches in both singles and doubles.

Honorable Mention –

Ali Marshall (Whitworth, So. – Salem, Ore./Sprague)

Natalia Agarycheva (Willamette, Jr. – Vancouver, Wash./Univ. of Northern Colorado)

Molly Beaumont (George Fox, Fr. – Bellingham, Wash./Bellingham)

Megan Yoshimoto (Pacific, So. – Mililani, Hawaii/Mililani)

March 9

Cat Goya

Pacific, Sophomore

Kaneohe, Hawaii/St. Andrews Priory

Goya won all four of her No. 1 matches as the Boxers swept their weekend contests and solidified their sixth place position in the NWC standings. Goya allowed a total of six games won in singles (6-0, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-1) and just three in doubles (8-1 and 7-2).

Honorable Mention –

Mya Towne (Whitworth, So. – Tucson, Ariz./Pusch Ridge Christian)

Kate Kunkel-Patterson (Whitman, Fr. – Yakima, Wash./Davis)

Natalia Agarycheva (Willamette, Jr. – Vancouver, Wash./Northern Colorado)

Maddie Thiesse (Puget Sound, Fr. – Chanhassen, Minn./Holy Family)

Cora Wigen (Pacific Lutheran, So. – Thousand Oaks, Calif./RPI)

March 2

Rachel Burns
Whitworth, Junior
Longview, Wash./Mark Morris
Major: Music Ministry


Burns swept all four matches this weekend leading Whitworth to sole possession of first place in the NWC standings. She defeated two of the best singles players in the NWC in the same weekend, 7-6 (3), 6-4 and 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

Honorable Mention –
Alyssa Roberg (Whitman, Fr. – Scotts Valley, Calif./Santa Cruz)
Natalia Agarycheva (Willamette, Jr. – Vancouver, Wash./Northern Colorado)
Sallie Katter (Linfield, Sr. – Salem, Ore./South Salem)
Ashley Coats (Pacific Lutheran, Sr. – Gig Harbor, Wash./Peninsula)
Ada Yu (Puget Sound, So. – Salem, Ore./McKay)

Feb. 23

Natalia Agarycheva
Willamette, Junior
Vancouver, Wash./Northern Colorado


Agarycheva went 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles, as Willamette won two matches to improve to 4-1 on the season (4-1 NWC). Agarycheva won her #1 singles against Pacific, 6-1, 6-2 and against UPS, 6-0, 6-0, in singles. Her wins helped WU defeat Pacific, 8-1, and UPS, 5-4.

Honorable Mention –
Sallie Katter (Linfield, Sr. – Salem, Ore./South Salem)
Alyssa Roberg (Whitman, Fr. – Scotts Valley, Calif./Santa Cruz)
Ashley Dombrow (Puget Sound, Sr. – Lake Forest, Ill./ The Ethel Walker School)
Rachel Mizuno (Pacific, Fr. – Mililani, Hawaii/Mililani)
Heidi Weston (Pacific Lutheran, So. – Fox Island, Wash./Gig Harbor)

Feb. 16

Rachel Burns
Whitworth, Junior
Longview, Wash./Mark Morris
Major: Music Ministry


Burns led the Pirates to a pair of shutout wins against Pacific Lutheran and Puget Sound this weekend. Playing in the #1 position, she gave up only one singles game and one doubles game all weekend.

Honorable Mention –
Sophie Larson (Linfield, Jr. – Eugene, Ore./Sheldon)
Alyssa Roberg (Whitman, Fr./Scott’s Valley, Calif./Santa Cruz)
Alyssa Morrison (Willamette, Sr. – Anacortes, Wash./Anacortes)
Cat Goya (Pacific, So. – Kaneohe, Hawaii/St. Andrews Priory)

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