Murphy, Zangari Collect BIG EAST Weekly Tennis Awards

Providence's Hannah Zangari

Providence's Hannah Zangari

April 8, 2014

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NEW YORK – Georgetown freshman Jack Murphy and Providence sophomore Hannah Zangari were named the BIG EAST Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, respectively, by the conference on Tuesday.

BIG EAST Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Murphy went 2-0 last week in singles play, picking up a point against BIG EAST foe Xavier and adding another in a 6-0 blanking of Connecticut. Against the Musketeers, Murphy defeated Adam Krull 6-4, 6-3 at fourth singles in the Hoyas’ 5-2 loss to their new conference rival. Murphy and Jordan Portner were also defeated 8-3 at No. 3 doubles. But Murphy bounced back from that defeat to beat UConn’s Chris Toner 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4 singles in Georgetown’s win over the Huskies. Murphy is now 10-4 in singles action this spring.

BIG EAST Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
The local product helped the Friars capture their first BIG EAST win of the season against Villanova last week while authoring a combined 4-1 mark across singles and doubles play. After dropping a 6-4, 6-4 doubles decision with teammate Olivia Hogan in a 3-2 team loss to Albany, Zangari rattled off four straight victories across both disciplines. In singles, she logged a 6-3, 6-1 win over Villanova’s Connor Brewer at the fifth flight and teamed with Alana Prinos at No. 2 doubles as Providence handed Villanova a 6-1 defeat. Zangari was responsible for the Friars’ only point in a 6-1 loss to Temple when she defeated Anais Nussaume 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5 singles. Zangari once again teamed with Prinos for another doubles win, an 8-7 decision against the Owls.



BIG EAST Notebook

• Freshman Robert Livi and sophomore R.J. Del Nunzio won key matches in St. John’s 6-1 win over Creighton in a BIG EAST league matchup. Livi won his team-high 10th singles match of the season at No. 3. Del Nunzio won in three sets for the fourth time in his last five matches at No. 1 singles.

• Freshman Anna Morozova at No. 2 singles and senior Diamond Adams at No. 4 singles won twice as the St. John’s women’s team beat Fordham before losing to Stony Brook. Morozova has won a team-high 11 matches.

• Senior Filip Dzanko at No. 1 singles and junior David Vieyra at No. 3 went 2-0 as the DePaul men’s team split weekend matches on the road in Georgia. Dzanko and Vieyra also teamed up to win twice at No. 1 doubles.

• The DePaul women’s team had its 16-match win streak snapped with road losses at Houston and Rice. Sophomore Ana Vladutu, senior Kelly Lawson and junior Rebeca Mitrea each won once.

• Junior Sophie Panarese and sophomore Liselot Koenen each won twice as Georgetown beat Seton Hall in a BIG EAST matchup but lost to Connecticut. Panarese at No. 5 singles fought off a match point to beat UConn’s Jennifer Learmonth in three sets. At No. 6 singles Koenen was stretched to three sets in both of her wins.

• Xavier senior Mesa Mei lifted his season record to 15-6 at No. 1 singles with wins against Georgetown and UMBC. The Musketeers beat Georgetown and fell to UMBC.

• Xavier freshman Cristina Di Lorenzo won twice at No. 3 singles and once at No. 2 doubles to go undefeated in weekend matches. She is 16-3 on the season in singles and with partner junior Daniella Patton is 13-4 in doubles.

• Butler junior Austin Woldmoe won twice at No. 2 singles in losses against Cleveland State and Duquesne. Both victories went to three sets.