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Danes, Hawks Earn #AETEN Weekly Awards

Release: 04/08/2014
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of new faces are featured in this week’s America East Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week recognitions. Albany earns its first award in Alba Sala who posted a perfect 5-0 collective record. Hartford also grabs its first award as Alex Holdstein helped lift the Hawks to their first victory of 2014. Here’s a look at this week’s America East Tennis awards:

Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Alba Sala, Fr., Albany

Barcelona, Spain

  • Posted a 5-0 record on the week.
  • Stepped into the No. 1 tandem spot with Cheryl Kukkonen to go 2-0.
  • Registered a 3-0 singles mark, with two wins coming at the No. 5 position one at No. 4.
  • On a four-match singles winning streak after winning 6-0, 6-1 in both of her No. 5 matches.
  • Won 6-0, 6-0 at Providence from the No. 4 slot in a 4-1 format.
  • Albany won 3-2 at Providence and 4-3 vs. Bryant.

Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

Alex Holdstein, Sr., Hartford

Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hastings

  • Teamed up with Luis Motes at No. 2 doubles to defeat Wagner opponents, 8-0.
  • Went 2-1 from the No. 3 singles position.
  • Helped the Hawks earn the doubles point against Wagner.
  • Defeated Boston U.’s Mario Sandoval, 6-3, 6-4.
  • Was victorious over Wagner’s Sam Flaxman, 6-3, 6-4.
  • Hartford won, 7-0, against Wagner.

Around the League

  • UMBC’s Biyik Akinshemoyin registered a 1-0 No. 6 singles mark versus Xavier (6-2, 2-6, 7-5), to help lift the Retrievers over the Musketeers, 4-3, and snap a four-match losing streak.
  • Stony Brook’s Polina Movchan captured two singles wins at No. 1 and two doubles victories (No. 1, No. 2) to better her dual match record to 6-3 at No. 1.
  • Ashley Harel matched up with Katina Zampas at No. 1 double for a victory over Wagner, 8-6. She also won at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-3.
  • The Hartford tandem of Jordan Badenko and Nicholas Sharwark went 3-0 at No. 1 doubles.
  • UMBC sophomores Justin Carter, Melker Svard, and Eliott Loubatie won at Nos. 1,2, and 4 singles at William & Mary. Kamal Patel keyed the victory over Xavier with wins at No. 2 doubles and No. 5 singles and went 3-1 for the weekend. Svard became the first Retriever to reach the 10-win mark in singles this spring (10-6)
  • The UMBC women (6-8) fell, 7-0, to Xavier in their first action since March 20. Returning from injury, Shannon Cleary competed in her first match of the season versus Xavier.

America East Tennis Players of the Week

Feb.    25 –    Men’s Player of the Week: Ismael Dinia, Binghamton
                   Women’s Player of the Week: Polina Movchan, Stony Brook

March  4 –     Men’s Player of the Week: Eliott Loubatie, UMBC
                   Women’s Player of the Week: Annie DiMuro, Binghamton

March  11 –    Men’s Player of the Week: Melker Svard, UMBC
                   Women’s Player of the Week: Annie DiMuro, Binghamton

March  18 –    Men’s Player of the Week: Eliot Hureau, Binghamton
                   Women’s Player of the Week: Agatha Ambrozy, Binghamton

March 25 –    Men’s Co-Player of the Week: Justin Carter, UMBC; Jose Morales, Stony Brook
                  Women’s Co-Player of the Week: Carolina Zanotta, NJIT; Adey Osabuohien, Stony Brook

April 1 -       Men’s Player of the Week: None
                   Women’s Player of the Week: Shea Brodsky, Binghamton

April 8 -       Men’s Player of the Week: Alex Holdstein, Hartford
                   Women’s Player of the Week: Alba Sala, Albany

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