Louisville and Cincinnati Claim Tennis Weekly Awards Stiefelmeyer and Witte named Players of the Week.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Louisville sophomore Sebastian Stiefelmeyer was named BIG EAST Player of the Week in men's tennis for the second consecutive week and the third time this year. Cincinnati junior Ashleigh Witte was named BIG EAST Player of the Week in women's tennis in the 11th weekly awards of the spring 2013 season.
Stiefelmeyer was 2-1 in singles play and 1-0 in doubles play in the No. 1 position. The Cardinals were 2-1 on the week with 7-0 wins against Dayton and Xavier. The sophomore defeated Aidan Koross of Dayton 6-1, 6-1 and Jimmy Roebker of Xavier 6-0, 6-1. In doubles action, Stiefelmeyer was paired with Van Damrongsri. The duo swept Dayton's Koross and Josh Malyon in the No. 1 spot 8-0.
Witte helped the Bearcats to a 7-0 win against Northern Kentucky and a 4-3 win against Xavier. The junior was 2-0 in singles play from the No. 3 position and 2-0 in doubles play from the No. 2 spot. Witte did not drop a set in singles or doubles against the Norse. She swept Shana Kleynen 6-0, 6-0 and won 8-0 in doubles with partner Sierra Sullivan. In the win against the Musketeers, the junior defeated Kally Alkire 6-3, 6-3 and won 8-3 in doubles play.
Tennis Notes From Around the League:
Two BIG EAST teams rank in the top 50 of the March 26 ITA Men's National Team Rankings: No. 27 Notre Dame and No. 46 Louisville.
Three players rank in the top 115 of the March 26 ITA Men's Singles Rankings: No. 76 Sebastian Stiefelmeyer of Louisville, No. 109 Greg Andrews of Notre Dame, and No. 113 Alex Gornet of Louisville.
One BIG EAST doubles team ranks in the top 60 of the March 26 ITA Men's Doubles Rankings: No. 59 Oliver Pramming and Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz of USF.
Women's Tennis Notes From Around the League:
Two BIG EAST teams rank in the top 60 of the March 26 ITA Women's National Team Rankings: No. 16 Notre Dame and No. 53 USF.
Two players rank in the top 100 of the March 26 ITA Women's Singles Rankings: No. 48 Britney Sanders of Notre Dame and No. 81 Matea Cutura of DePaul.
Three BIG EAST doubles teams rank in the top 80 of the March 26 ITA Women's Doubles Rankings: No. 52 Julie Sabacinski and Britney Sanders of Notre Dame, No. 76 Jennifer Kellner and Christine McGaffigan of Notre Dame, and No. 78 Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine of Louisville.