Women's Tennis

Melanie Roberts Named MWC Women's Tennis Player Of The Week

March 15, 2000


SDSU Senior Alex Waske (Frankfurt, Germany) and University of Wyoming senior Melanie Roberts (St. Louis, Mo.) are this week?s McLeodUSA Mountain West Conference Men?s and Women?s Tennis Players of the Week, respectively.

Roberts had an outstanding week as team captain, leading the Cowgirls to their third victory of the season, by defeating Iowa State, 5-4. She started the dual match off on the right note by claiming a win at the No. 1 singles position in straight sets. Roberts then paired with Shirley Mendoza at the No. 1 doubles position to clinch the team victory with an 8-6 win over Noortje Cornelissen and Tara Goedjen. The Cowgirl seniors of Roberts and Mendoza had the winning combination and sealed the teams? fate. Wyoming improved to 3-6 in duals. Roberts is now 9-9 on the season in singles and also has nine wins in doubles. She has the second-best individual record on the team.

Waske went undefeated in his three singles and doubles matches to help the Aztecs post a 2-1 team record against Toledo (7-0), Fresno State (3-4) and Texas Tech (5-2) during the week. Waske used straight sets to defeat Toledo?s Jorge Morales (6-0, 6-4), Fresno State?s Peter Luczak (6-2, 6-3) and Texas Tech?s Tyan Shupe (6-0, 6-2) at No. 1 singles. In doubles competition he paired with Valentino Pest and Adam Webster to defeat the teams of Carlos Lomena/Josh Weinstein, Luczak/David Mullins, and Borut Martincivic/Joiginj Cerion, in the respective matches, all by scores of 8-5 in the No. 1 slot.

This is the second player of the week honor for Waske, and the third selection for the SDSU men who have been playing nationally ranked teams all season, and defeated 46th ranked Texas Tech this week. This is the first player of the week honor for the Wyoming women this season and the first selection for Roberts.

McLeodUSA Mountain West Conference Men?s Tennis Players of the Week: Feb. 2 ? Oliver Maiberger (Fr.) SDSU, Feb. 9 ? Tom DeAngelis (Sr.) AFA, Feb. 16 ? Danny Erez (Jr.) UNLV, Feb. 21 ? Alex Waske (Sr.) SDSU, Mar. 1 ? Gert Vilms (So.) BYU, Mar. 8 ? Vladimir Pavicevic (Jr.) UNLV, Mar. 15 ? Alex Waske (Sr.) SDSU.

McLeodUSA Mountain West Conference Women?s Tennis Players of the Week: Feb. 2 ? Katarina Malec (Sr.) UNLV, Feb. 9 ? Megan Payne-Dorny (Sr.) Utah, Feb. 16 ? Katarina Malec (Sr.) UNLV, Feb. 21 ? Whitney Wells (Jr.) SDSU, Mar. 1 ? Kim Kelly (Sr.) BYU, Mar. 8 ? Dominika Gerwin (Sr.) UNM, Mar. 15 ? Melanie Roberts (Sr.) Wyoming.



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