March 6, 2012

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Duquesne's Aram Abgaryan and Yuliana Motyl of Massachusetts have been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's and Women's Tennis Performers of the Week, respectively, the league office announced on Tuesday. Charlotte's Jack Williams and Hazuki Onaga of Massachusetts were honored as the Conference's Men's and Women's Rookie Performers of the Week, respectively. All three student-athletes were recognized for matches played during the week of Feb. 27-March 4.

MEN'S TENNIS PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Aram Abgaryan, Duquesne
Senior| Calabasas, CA
Abgaryan improved to team-best 18-6 in singles play after going undefeated in two singles and one doubles match, all at the number one position last weekend.

MEN’S TENNIS ROOKIE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Jack Williams, Charlotte
Freshman | Alpharetta, GA
Charlotte’s top singles player, Jack Williams had a 3-0 week playing at the number-one spot for Charlotte, with straight sets wins in all matches, taking place away from home. Tuesday, the 49ers toppled Presbyterian on the road before winning a pair of neutral-site Atlantic 10 Conference matches. Williams is tied for the team lead with 13 singles victories this season, with a team-best 9-4 record in dual matches. Three of his four dual match losses came on the road at ranked opponents. He and freshman doubles partner Alex Calott also picked up an A-10 win Sunday over Saint Joseph’s They lead Charlotte with six doubles victories as a pair this season.

WOMEN'S TENNIS PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Yuliana Motyl, Massachusetts
Sophomore | Toronto, Ontario
Motyl won three singles matches and three No.1 doubles matches this past weekend. She notched wins at No. 1 singles against Rhode Island and No. 2 singles against #56 Dartmouth and Long Island. Over the course of the weekend, the sophomore lost just 11 total games in three singles matches. She took down the #20 ranked player in the Northeast Region, Akiko Okuda, against Dartmouth by a score of 6-4, 6-3. Alongside partner Chantal Swiszcz, Motyl has won her last six matches from first doubles and has not lost since Feb. 4 against Columbia.

WOMEN'S TENNIS ROOKIE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Hazuki Onaga, Massachusetts
Freshman | El Segundo, CA
Onaga made her first two career collegiate starts at singles, going undefeated against Rhode Island and Long Island. She also added a win at No. 2 doubles against Long Island with partner Sonia Bokhari. Onaga and Bokhari have won three out of their last four doubles matches.