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Women’s Tennis Athletes of the Week: October 7, 2019

Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week for October 7, 2019

Co-Player of the Week / Rookie of the Week

Jenna Lisi (Rhode Island College) - Freshman - Cranston, R.I.
Lisi was named the LEC Player and Rookie of the week for the second consecutive week after going 2-0 at No. 1 singles and 1-1 at No. 1 doubles in a 2-0 week for the first-place Anchorwomen in Little East competition. She picked up a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles after pairing with junior Grace Zangari for an 8-7 (7-3) victory at No. 1 doubles as RIC cruised past Western Connecticut, 8-1, to open the week. Lisi capped the week with a 6-0, 6-4 No. 1 singles victory over the reigning LEC Player of the Year, Salem State senior Anastasia Startseva, as the Anchorwomen downed the Vikings 8-1. The freshman is now 11-1 in both doubles and singles play to start her collegiate career.

Co-Player of the Week

Lauren Taylor (Worcester State) - Senior - Attleboro, Mass.
Taylor was named LEC Co-Player of the Week after going 5-0 in her matches that were played to completion last week, helping lead the Lancers to a 3-0 record that included a pair of conference victories. She opened the week with a 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) No. 1 singles win and an 8-1 No. 2 doubles win in Worcester State's conference sweep of Castleton to start the week, which was called with an 8-6 No. 1 doubles victory and a 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 10-7 No. 1 singles triumph in a 6-3 LEC win over Bridgewater State. The senior won an 8-5 decision at No. 2 doubles before being forced to retire following a 6-1 opening set win at No. 1 singles in the Lancers 6-3 non-conference victory over Emerson.

Previous 2019 Weekly Award Winners

Player of the Week
September 2 - Katie Gauthier (UMass Boston)
September 9 - Anastasia Startseva (Salem State)
September 16 - Casey Burns (Rhode Island College)
September 23 - Carole Allers (Western Connecticut)
September 30 - Amy Drame (UMass Boston) / Jenna Lisi (Rhode Island College)

Rookie of the Week
September 2 - Evangelia Vassiliadis (UMass Boston)
September 9 - Jenna Lisi (Rhode Island College)
September 16 - Sailor Nordstrom (Bridgewater State)
September 23 - Amy Drame (UMass Boston)
September 30 - Amy Drame (UMass Boston) / Jenna Lisi (Rhode Island College)