Richmond, Saint Joseph's, Davidson Take Home Weekly #A10WTEN Awards
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Atlantic 10 Conference has named Richmond's Kiana Marshall and Saint Joseph's Amanda Nava its Women's Tennis Co-Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday, while Davidson's Elizabeth Truluck was named Rookie of the Week. On the Men's side, Davidson's Yash Parikh earned Player of the Week, while Dayton's Joe DeMarco earned Rookie of the Week accolades.
Marshall went 3-1 in singles action last week with wins against College of Charleston, Massachusetts
Nava, a sophomore from Bala Cynwyd, Pa., continued her strong performances to open match play as she extended her singles unbeaten streak to 10 matches as she went 4-0 on the week at the top singles flight. Nava had four straight-set victories against the top opponents from Howard, Lee-McRae, Western Carolina and Farleigh Dickinson. Teaming with Isis-Gill Reid at No. 1 doubles, Nava also posted a 2-1 record for the Hawks last week during their annual Spring Break trip to Florida.
Truluck went 3-1 in singles and doubles during the week in matches against Charlotte and George Mason. The Myrtle Beach, S.C., native scored lone team point versus Charlotte with a 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6) singles win at No. 5 and also teamed with Megan Scholvinck at No. 1 doubles to score a 6-2 win. She followed up with team-leading 11th singles win on the year in cruising to a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 5 against A-10
Parikh went 3-1 in singles and doubles
DeMarco, an Erie, Pa., native earned a 7-6, 7-5 win at No. 4 singles against Kailash Panchapakesan from UIC to help Dayton come back to take a 4-3 win over the Flames, after dropping the doubles point to open the match. He also won at No. 2 doubles against DePaul with teammate Langford Hills by a score of 4-3 against Fran and Vito Tonejc.