A-10 Announces Weekly Tennis Awards
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Washington’s Danil Zelenkov and Saint Joseph’s Tristan Boustany have been named Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Tennis Performer and Rookie Performer of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. On the women’s side, Saint Joseph’s Aurora Davis and Rhode Island's Galina Chernykh shared Co-Performer of the Week honors, while Aspen Cervin of Saint Louis and Hawks freshman, Alex Zachem shared Rookie of the Week nods.MEN’S PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Danil Zelenkov, George Washington
Sophopmore | Skopje, Macdeonia
Zelenkov went unbeaten in No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles as the Colonials finished out their season, 14-6, with wins against Georgetown and George Mason. Against local rival, Georgetown, Zelenkov took down Alex Tropiano, 6-3, 6-0 in a 5-2 GW victory. Then against conference foe, George Mason, the sophomore picked up an 8-3 No. 2 doubles win with Nikita Fomin over Tanner Baine and Taylor Sargent, 8-3, as well as an 6-4, 6-3 No. 3 singles win against James Lange, in a 7-0 GW sweep.MEN’S ROOKIE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Tristan Boustany, Saint Joseph’s
Freshman | Elkridge, Md.
Boustany added to his singles winning streak, now at eight, going 5-0 at No. 4/5 singles last week for the Hawks, all but one in straight set fashion. The Elkridge, Md., native posted back-to-back wins against conference opponents George Mason (Nick Barker, 6-2, 6-3) and La Salle (Brian Balico, 6-4, 6-2) early in the week, before a three set battle with Villanova’s Michael Rosengren (3-6, 6-3, 6-4). The rookie then added a pair of No. 4 singles victories against Saint Peter’s Oliver Bellomi (6-1, 6-1) and Chestnut Hill’s Michael Humes (7-5, 6-2).WOMEN’S CO-PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Aurora Davis, Saint Joseph’s
Junior | Stroudsburg, Pa.
Davis went a perfect 8-0 in No. 1 singles and doubles last week, propelling the Hawks to five wins last week. In the top singles flight, the junior recorded two three-set victories against Brittany Pilkington of George Mason (4-6, 7-5, 6-4) and Mikelle Mancini of Villanova (6-3, 2-6, 12-10), as well as two straight set wins over Adina Ungurean-Halagian of Saint Peters (6-0, 6-0) and Charlotte Dawson of Chestnut Hill (6-2, 6-1). The Stroudsburg, Pa., product also added four No. 1 doubles wins with partner Alex Zachem.WOMEN’S CO-PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Galina Chernykh, Rhode Island
Sophomore | Tomsk, Russia
Chernyk outscored her singles opponents 24-9 last week as she picked up wins against Bryant and Fordham in straight sets. Against Bryant, the sophomore from Tomsk, Russia, paired with Elizaveta Savdovnikova for an 8-4 No. 2 doubles win, before taking down Marion Boullin, 6-3, 6-2 in singles. Then against conference oppoenent, Fordham, Chernykh again with Savdovnikova, produced an 8-2 win in doubles, then faced Ellie Ball for a 6-3, 6-1 victory.WOMEN’S CO-ROOKIE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Alex Zachem, Saint Joseph’s
Freshman | Arlington, Va.
Zachem picked up victories in all of her appearances last week, including four No. 1 doubles victories with partner Aurora Davis and two singles wins. In doubles play, the pair won four straight, defeating the top duos from George Mason (8-3), Villanova (8-3), Saint Peters (8-2) and Chestnut Hill (8-2). The Arlington, Va., native also posted a No. 5 singles win over Vanessa Vogel of Saint Peter’s (6-0, 6-1) and a No. 6 win against Axe Owens of Chestnut Hill (6-2, 6-0), dropping just three games in two matches.WOMEN’S CO-ROOKIE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Aspen Cervin, Saint Louis
Freshman | Houston, Texas
Dropping just one game in two matches, Cervin defeated Butler’s Stephanie McLoughlin (6-0, 6-0) and Duquesne’s Judy Li (6-0, 6-1) in No. 1 singles last week, en route to a pair of Saint Louis wins, extending their streak to nine. In No. 2 doubles action, the Houston, Texas, product paired with Madison Cook for wins against Butler’s Grace Hyde and Angelina Qin (8-4) and Duquesne’s Chandler Consonery and Zuzanna Stelmaszak (8-7).