SAN BRUNO, Calif.-Saint Mary's College junior Jamie Pawid has been named the West Coast Conference Singles Player of the Week, while doubles teammates Jana McCord and Parminder Kaur earned the doubles weekly honor in the sport of women's tennis, the league announced Tuesday.
Pawid helped the Gaels go 2-0 in the final week of the regular season and played a huge role in a 6-1 win over No. 18 Pepperdine. She began the week with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Anna Romeka of Loyola Marymount, capping Saint Mary's 6-1 win over the Lions. She followed that performance, squaring off with No. 87-ranked Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai and scored a 6-3, 6-3 win to give Saint Mary's its first singles win in the Senior Day upset of the Waves.
McCord and Parminder, the Gaels No. 1 team played a pivotal role in a 2-0 week for Saint Mary's. The duo started with a 6-0 win over Loyola Marymount's Lisa Piller and Ellie Grossman, then picked up perhaps their biggest win of the season against No. 18-ranked Pepperdine, downing Lorraine Guillermo and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai 6-4 to clinch the doubles point in SMC's 6-1 upset of the Waves in Moraga. The victory over Pepperdine was McCord and Kaur's third straight victory and gave them a 6-2 record in conference play at the end of the regular season.
The trio head into the tournament as the No. 4 seed and will face No. 5 BYU on Wednesday, April 22. First serve at 9 a.m.
Also nominated... Melanie Yates, Gonzaga... doubles ... None
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE SINGLES PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 21: Jamie Pawid, Saint Mary's
April 14: Kareena Manji, Saint Mary's
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 21: Jana McCord and Parminder Kaur, Saint Mary's
April 14: Jessica Perez and Anna Romeka, LMU
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