By Jed Flemming, Athletic Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido of Cumberland (Tenn.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Garijo Garrido was selected based on her performances from March 28-April 3 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Tennis Player of the Week
Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Cumberland (Tenn.)
So., Albacete, Spain
• Garijo Garrido helped lead Cumberland to a 3-0 week, including an upset over then-No. 7 Northwestern Ohio
• Ainhoa won all six matches on the week without dropping a set.
• She did not lose more than two games in any set she played in on the week
• Garijo Garrido is 16-2 in singles and 11-7 in doubles on the season
For complete Player of the Week calendar, click here
Nominees: Emily Stevenson, St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.) ; Katrina De Guzman, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) ; Marlaina Peterson, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Peeraya Charoensirisutthikul, Brenau (Ga.) ; Haruka Hirata, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Sofia Villalobos, Point (Ga.) ; Victoria Monakhova, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Eva Lopez, St. Francis (Ill.) ; Claudia Miranda Viera, Concordia (Neb.) ; Maddie Thrasher, Sterling (Kan.) ; Allison Corfield, Ottawa (Kan.) ; Jennifer Harrison, Bethel (Kan.) ; Besa Bwalya, McPherson (Kan.) ; Kaede Amano, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Jaclyn Jewell, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Fiona Curty, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Annette Tran, Midway (Ky.) ; Mariah Plauth, Mobile (Ala.) ; Arianna Pepper, Loyola (La.) ; Andjela Rajovic, Middle Georgia State ; Camille Gbaguidi, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) ; Emily John, Webber International (Fla.) ; Samantha Lasslett, Coastal Georgia ; Angelique Myrtil, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Marissa Hooker, Cornerstone (Mich.)
2017-18 Women's Tennis Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 21): Ljiljana Pajcin, Union (Ky.)
Week 2 (March 28): Aleksandra Grela, Keiser (Fla.)
Week 3 (April 04): Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Cumberland (Tenn.)