Women's Tennis

UW's Summerfield Receives MWC Co-Player of the Week Honors

Cowgirl senior Sarah Summerfield defeated all three of her singles opponents in straight sets this past weekend.

Cowgirl senior Sarah Summerfield defeated all three of her singles opponents in straight sets this past weekend.

Feb. 10, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

For the first time in her career, Wyoming Cowgirl tennis player Sarah Summerfield earned MWC Player of the Week honors as announced Wednesday by the league. She and Katariina Tuohimaa, a junior from TCU, both shared the award for the week.

A senior from Chester, N.J., Summerfield posted a perfect 3-0 singles record as the Cowgirls defeated Arkansas-Little Rock (6-1) and Creighton (6-1), before falling to No. 56 Nebraska (5-2). She defeated all three opponents in straight sets, overcoming Arkansas-Little Rock's Ann Weijenborg (6-2, 6-3) and Creighton's Tess Reddin (6-3, 6-1) from the No. 1 slot, and conquering Nebraska's Wiveca Swarting (6-4, 6-2) from the No. 2 position.

In doubles action, Summerfield and partner Sasa Nemcova went 2-1 overall, playing together at the No. 2 and 3 positions. The duo fell to Arkansas-Little Rock's Veronique Luksich/Rebecca van den Houte (8-5), before recording wins over Creighton's Kelsey Schmidt/Anna Kirschenbaum (8-6) and Nebraska's Abby Buxton/Mary Weatherholt (9-7).

Summerfield is currently 12-4 overall in singles and 8-5 in doubles play. During her career as a Cowgirl, she has tallied 57 career singles wins, which is tied for third all-time in school history.

The Cowgirls are currently 2-1 overall and will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 20. They will host the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos beginning at 9 a.m. at the UW Tennis Courts.

 

 

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