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2014 NAIA Women's Tennis Player of the Week - No. 5

April 16, 2014
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By: Sam Knehans, Communications & Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Katie Wilson of Indiana Wesleyan has been named the NAIA Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday.  Wilson was selected based on her performances from April 7-13 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, independent and unaffiliated grouping award winners.

Wilson, a sophomore from Middletown, Ind., led the Wildcats to four 9-0 match sweeps on the week. With partner Kim Mella, Wilson recorded three blowout wins at No. 1 doubles to start the week against Purdue Calumet (Ind.) (8-0), Taylor (Ind.) (8-0) and Indiana Southeast (8-1). The Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s No. 21-ranked doubles tandem also defeated a tough Aquinas duo, 8-6. At No. 1 singles, Wilson was also perfect on the week with wins over Purdue Calumet (6-1, 6-1), Taylor (6-2, 6-3), Indiana Southeast (6-1, 6-1) and Aquinas (6-3, 4-6, 6-3).

For the complete Women’s Tennis Player of the Week calendar, click here.

Nominees: Dina Kaissi, Stephens (Mo.); Celeste Carpenter, Milligan (Tenn.); Seraphine Buchmann, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Molly O'Grady, Bethel (Ind.); Valerie Robinson, Northwestern (Iowa); Torey Kogel, Doane (Neb.); Megan Solberg, Morningside (Iowa); Nour Abbes, Xavier (La.); Brooke Vorhees, McPherson (Kan.); Sadie Pfau, Southwestern (Kan.); Neesha Thirumalaichelvam, Cumberlands (Ky.); Alejandra Galvis, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Kaelin Roberts, Georgetown (Ky.); Maria Perdomo Medina, Brenau (Ga.); Priti Rijal, Coastal Georgia; Fabienne Gfrorer, Mobile (Ala.); Mary Lichlyter, Belhaven (Miss.); Kristina Marova, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Theresa Schmaus, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Cindy Prieto, Warner (Fla.); Justyna Wojcik, Northwood (Fla.); Puck Luttikhuis, Davenport (Mich.).

2014 Women’s Tennis Players of the Week
Week 1 (March 19): Valeria Podda, Georgia Gwinnett
Week 2 (March 26): Alyssa Fuentes, Davenport (Mich.)
Week 3 (April 2): Neesha Thirumalaichelvam, Cumberlands (Ky.)
Week 4 (April 9): Anastasiia Baranova, Oklahoma Baptist
Week 5 (April 16): Katie Wilson, Indiana Wesleyan