DENVER- Grand Canyon's Lucas Grego and Chicago State's Katarina Drazic, Grand Canyon doubles team Valentin Lang and Jakub Novak and UT Rio Grande Valley's doubles team Sandra Putz and Katarina Sasaroga have been named the Men's and Women's Western Athletic Conference Tennis Athletes of the Week, respectively, for Feb. 5-11.
Grego, a senior from Longwy, France, moved to 6-0 on the season and leads GCU in singles wins. He picked up a 6-2, 7-5 win over Belmont and a 6-1, 6-2 win over Lipscomb. The Lopes defeated Belmont and Lipscomb 5-2 and 6-1, respectively.
Drazic, a sophomore from Belgrade, Serbia, won all three singles matches this weekend. She defeated opponents from North Dakota, 6-4, 6-2, and Illinois-Chicago 6-1, 6-4. She also clinched the team match against UW-Milwaukee winning 6-2, 6-2.
Lang, a junior from Mulhouse, France, and Novak, a freshman from Prostejov, Czech Republic, earned two doubles wins. The pair defeated Belmont 6-4 and Lipscomb 6-1. They advance to 4-1 on the season.
Putz, a freshman from Munich, Germany, and Sasaroga, a freshman from Gothenberg, Sweden, improved to 3-0 over the weekend. The pair earned wins against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 6-0, and Lamar, 6-2. Both wins clinched points for UTRGV.
Other male singles nominees: UT Rio Grande Valley's Zane Kohrs earned his first win of the season against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6-4, 6-1.
Other female singles nominees: Grand Canyon's Martina Lo Pumo earned her second singles win of the season against Colorado State… Katie Fries of Kansas City picked up her first win of the season from the No. 1 spot… NM State's Lindsay Harlas won back-to-back matches as the Aggies split the weekend against Northern Arizona and Utah State…Kyra Jung of Seattle U earned a 6-2, 6-0 win over Portland… UT Rio Grande Valley's Dominique Ibarra won in her first two matches of the spring against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Lamar.
Other male doubles nominees: Kansas City's Ben Stride and Diego Giraldo snagged their second win of the year over a duo from Oral Roberts… Zane Kohrs and Clement Sarradin of UT Rio Grande Valley earned the only doubles win for UTRGV against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Other female doubles nominees: Katarina Drazic and Diana Borodina of Chicago State went 3-0 over the weekend against North Dakota, UW-Milwaukee, and Illinois-Chicago… Kansas City's Katie Fries and Thanushree Vale posted their second win of the season in the No. 3 spot… Hannah Gianan and Kyra Jung of Seattle U won 6-1 over Portland.