March 12, 2013

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Atlantic 10 Conference has named Xavier’s Jimmy Roebker and Adam Krull the Atlantic 10 Men’s Tennis Performer and Tennis Rookie Performer of the Week, both for the second time this spring. Temple’s Alicia Doms was named the Atlantic 10 Women’s Tennis Performer of the Week, while Galina Chernykh of Rhode Island earned Rookie Tennis Performer of the Week. The awards announced Tuesday were for matches played the week of Mar. 4 – Mar. 10.

MEN'S TENNIS PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Jimmy Roebker, Xavier
Junior| Mitchell, Ky.

Roebker earned his second Atlantic 10 honor this spring after posting two victories at the No. 1 singles position and a No. 1 doubles victory for Xavier last week. The junior defeated Aidan Koross of Dayton (7- 5, 6-2) and Ethan Dunbar of Richmond (6-4, 7-6 (7-3)) picking up his ninth win in his last 10 singles matches. He also paired with partner Mesa Mei for a 8-6 doubles victory in a 7-0 defeat of Dayton.

MEN'S TENNIS ROOKIE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Adam Krull, Xavier
Freshman | New Braunfels, Texas

Krull extended his winning streak to 11 with a singles victory against Dayton’s Robert Salcedo (6-2, 6-1) at the No. 5 singles position in his only match last week. The rookie picked up his second Atlantic 10 Rookie Performer of the Week honor this spring and has been a mainstay in the lineup for the Musketeers, who improved to 12-2 overall and 4-0 against conference opponents.

WOMEN'S TENNIS PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Alicia Doms, Temple
Junior | Barcelona, Spain

Doms went 2-0 in combined play last week, including a win at first singles over Lehigh’s Jenai Bilimoria (6-4, 6-2) en route to a 7-0 team victory. The junior then teamed up with Jordan Batey for an 8-3 No. 2 doubles win. Doms has won her last three singles bouts, all after moving up to the No. 1 spot and has won five of her last six in doubles play, all with Batey.

WOMEN'S TENNIS ROOKIE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Galina Chernykh, Rhode Island
Freshman | Tomsk, Russia

Chernykh went undefeated in her only match of the week, picking up a singles and doubles win, both at the No. 1 position for the Rams. The rookie teamed with Kathleen Uy to post an 8-5 win over Colorado State’s No. 1 pair of Kendall Heitzner and Kaley Schultz before picking up her second consecutive victory in the top spot in straight sets (6-2, 6-2) against Natalie Heffron of CSU.