SAN BRUNO, Calif.--Saint Mary's College sophomore Jana McCord has been named the West Coast Conference Singles Player of the Week, while doubles teammates Hana Ritterova andIveta Masarova tab the doubles weekly honor in the sport of women's tennis, the league announced Tuesday.
McCord moved to the No. 1 spot in the lineup and helped lead the Gaels to a 7-0 win over San Diego. Against the Toreros' usual No. 1 Marta Stojanovic, McCord pulled out a tie-breaker to win the first set 7-6 before Stojanovic rebounded to take the second 6-2. Int he third set, both battled back and forth until McCord managed to pull ahead, winning 11-9 for her first victory at the No. 1 spot this season. McCord collects her first weekly singles award, and the third overall on the season for the Gaels as teammate Danielle Flores earned the honor March 24.
Ritterova and Masarova were 1-0 last week at doubles, winning at No. 1 against San Diego's Drew Spinosa and Dana Oppinger in Pacific's 5-2 win over the Torero's. They have won their last six finished doubles matches on the season, all at No. 1. They hold wins over No. 55 San Jose Sate, No. 60 BYU and No. 48 Portland. They are 9-5 overall in dual matches. The senior classmates earn their second weekly doubles honor of the season, as they received the accolade on March 12.
Also nominated... Hana Ritterova Pacific; Lorraine Guillermo, Pepperdine; Andrea Ka, San Francisco; doubles... Christine Maddox and Matea Cutura, Pepperdine; Jana McCord and Parminder Kaur, Saint Mary's
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE SINGLES PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 7: Jana McCord, Saint Mary's
March 31: Lucia Butkovska, Portland
March 24: Danielle Flores, Saint Mary's
March 17: Lorraine Guillermo, Pepperdine
March 8: Hana Ritterova, Pacific
March 3: Lorraine Guillermo, Pepperdine
February 23: Lorraine Guillermo, Pepperdine
February 18: Michaela Capannolo, Pepperdine
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE DOUBLES OF THE WEEK
April 7: April 7: Hana Ritterova and Iveta Masarova, Pacific
March 31: Lorraine Guillermo and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai, Pepperdine
March 24: Jamie Pawid and Kareena Manji, Saint Mary's
March 17: Christine Maddox and Matea Cutura Pepperdine
March 8: Hana Ritterova and Iveta Masarova, Pacific
March 3: Dana Oppinger and Drew Spinosa, San Diego
February 23: Christine Maddox and Matea Cutura Pepperdine
February 18: None