By Mike DeVader, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Camille Gbaguidi of SCAD Savannah (Ga.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. She was selected based on her performances from April 13 – 19 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Tennis Player of the Week
Camille Gbaguidi, SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
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• Gbaguidi continues to be an unstoppable force as her play this week helped the Bees capture The Sun Conference Championship title, 5-0, over sixth-ranked Embry-Riddle (Fla.).
• In the conference finals, Gbaguidi paired with Carolina Viteri to defeat the No. 3 doubles team in the NAIA, 9-7, in No. 1 doubles competition.
• With the win, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) also collects the conference’s automatic berth into the 2015 Women's Tennis National Championships on May 12-16.
• The freshman – who won the inaugural award of 2015 (March 25) – improves to 13-2 overall in singles play and 10-5 in doubles action this season.
For the complete 2015 Tennis Player of the Week schedule, click here.
The sixth and last Women’s Tennis Player of the Week will be released on April 29.
Nominees: Nika Juricic, Missouri Baptist; Eva Lopez, St. Francis (Ill.); Katie Wilson, Indiana Wesleyan; Cassie Stanek, Morningside (Iowa); Frankie Eszes, Northwestern (Iowa); Katherine Ternent, Nebraska Wesleyan; Breanna Feemster, Evangel (Mo.); Jessica Emoto, Tabor (Kan.); Anna Mankoski, Southwestern (Kan.); Nikki Thornburg, McPherson (Kan.); Jessica Emoto, Tabor (Kan.); Gisela Amor Garcia, Cumberland (Tenn.); Isabella Dale, Cumberlands (Ky.); Celine Lenertz, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Lea Jansen, Aquinas (Mich.); Bridget Barrett, Davenport (Mich.).
2014-15 Women's Tennis Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 25): Camille Gbaguidi, SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Week 2 (April 1): Adela Gil, Missouri Valley
Week 3 (April 8): Caroline Vernet, Xavier (La.)
Week 4 (April 15): Andrea Crook, Arizona Christian
Week 5 (April 22): Camille Gbaguidi, SCAD Savannah (Ga.)