March 9, 2012
SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- As announced on Friday, March 9 by the West Coast Conference, the WCC is pleased to recognize its February Women's Tennis Players of the Month.
WOMEN'S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE MONTH
JENNY JULLIEN, SAINT MARY'S
Sophomore Jenny Jullien went 4-2 during the month of February at the No. 2 spot and helped the Gaels reach No. 20 in the ITA Rankings released on February 28, the highest ranking in program history. Her only two losses during the month were to players ranked in the top 40 in the country. To open the month, Jullien dropped a three set match to No. 42 Danielle Lao of No. 16 USC. The sophomore then won consecutive two-set matches against Olga Kirpcheva of Fresno State and Sofia Novak of No. 65 UC Santa Barbara. After falling to No. 32 Stacey Tan of No. 1 Stanford, Jullien defeated Emma Cloffi of No. 52 San Diego State, 6-2, 6-0. To close out the month, the sophomore helped SMC upset No. 29 Washington on the road by defeating Samantha Smith, 6-1, 6-2. Jullien has been ranked as high as No. 68 this season in the ITA Singles Poll.
Also nominated: Sophie Lantta, GON; Khunpak Issara, PEP; Juliette Coupez, USD
2012 WOMEN'S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
February: Jenny Jullien, SMC
WOMEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES TEAM OF THE MONTH
KHUNPAK ISSARA/LORRAINE GUILLERMO, PEPPERDINE
Pepperdine's top doubles pair of Khunpak Issara and Lorraine Guillermo went a team-best 5-2 during the month of February. On Feb. 10, the Waves faced Florida, ranked #1 at the time. Although the team suffered a 5-2 loss, Issara and Guillermo tallied a win over the Gator's top doubles team. In the final dual of the month on Feb. 26, the Wave tandem rallied from behind to defeat Arizona State's Jacqueline Cako and Hannah James 7-1 in the tiebreaker to help clinch the doubles point for Pepperdine. Issara and Guillermo's only two losses were to doubles teams ranked in the top five.
Also nominated: Prue Teitzel/Kristina Zauere, Gonzaga; Maja Sujica/Anna Depenau, San Diego
2012 WOMEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES TEAMS OF THE MONTH
February: Khunpak Issara/Lorraine Guillermo, PEP