St. John's and Georgetown Earn Tennis Weekly Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - St. John's junior Vasko Mladenov was named BIG EAST Men's Tennis Player of the Week, while Georgetown junior Victoria Sekely was named BIG EAST Women's Tennis Player of the Week.


Mladenov produced six victories for the Red Storm, who went 4-1 last week in a five-day, five-match stretch.  Playing at the top singles position, he downed Yale's No. 118 Marc Powers 6-2, 7-5 and also topped Jonathan Pearlman of 20th ranked Harvard 6-0, 6-7, 7-5.  He also came out on top against Penn's Nikola Kocovic 6-4, 2-6, 10-6 at the No. 2 position.  In doubles action, Mladenov teamed with Matty Najfeld for three wins.  At No. 1 doubles, the duo earned an 8-2 victory over Connecticut's Jacob Spreyer and Scott Warden and an 8-4 win over Boston University's Jesse Frider and Josh Friedman.  While playing at No. 2 doubles, they also beat Penn's Jason Lin and Rob Wong 8-4.  Mladenov's singles wins improve his record to 14-4 while St. John's jumps to 15-6 on the season.


Sekely turned in a 6-0 performance last week as Georgetown downed Bucknell, Connecticut and Temple.  While playing at the No. 2 singles position, she beat Bucknell's Elena Vidrascu 6-1, 6-1.  She also earned a pair of victories from the No. 2 singles spot with a 6-3, 6-0 win over UConn's Maxene Weinberg and a 0-6, 6-3, 6-4 come from behind victory over Temple's Jordan Batey. In doubles, she teamed with Tina Tehrani for three wins at the No. 2 position.  The tandem downed Bucknell's Courtney Casey and Lydia Colvin 8-4, UConn's Alexa Gregory and Lucy Nutting 8-1 and Temple's Batey and Alicia Doms 8-5.  


This is the first weekly honor for both Mladenov and Sekely.