Player of the Week
Lauren Mira • Vanderbilt
Junior • Baton Rouge, La.
• Mira was a key figure in helping Vanderbilt advance to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship.
• She won both singles matches, including a win over the 42nd-ranked player (Elizabeth Epstein) and both doubles matches.
• Mira and Courtney Colton upset the 11th-ranked duo in the country from Illinois.
• She played in the No. 3 singles position versus Illinois and No. 2 position versus Yale in which both wins helped set the tone for Vanderbilt and get out to an early lead on both opponents.
• Mira is 2-0 versus ranked singles opponents this season.
1/27 Rachael White, Ill. W 6-3, 6-2
1/28 #42 Elizabeth Epstein, Yale W 6-2, 6-3
Doubles (with Courtney Colton)
1/27 #11 White/Kopinski, Ill. W 8-5
1/28 Hamilton/Sullivan, Yale W 8-2
Freshman of the Week
Stefania Hristov • Texas A&M
• Opened the dual season by going a combined 4-0 in singles and doubles to lead Texas A&M to a 2-0 record and a berth into the ITA National Team Indoor Championship.
• After A&M dropped two of three doubles matches against North Texas, Hristov put Texas A&M on the scoreboard and gave the Aggies the momentum with a quick 6-1, 6-1 singles victory over Dane Joubert.
• Clinched the doubles point against Arizona in the last match standing, and also clinched the overall match-winning point in singles.
• Was down a break late in the second set at 5-4, broke back and went on to a tiebreaker in which Hristov led the entire way en route to the 7-4 win to secure the victory for the Aggies.
• Improved to 8-6 overall in singles and 15-4 overall in doubles, including 11-3 with Cristina Stancu.
1/27 Dane Joubert, N. Texas W 6-1, 6-1
1/28 Shayne Austin, Ariz. W 6-2, 7-6(4)
Doubles (with Cristina Stancu)
1/27 Bardabush/Sprinkmeyer, N. Texas W 8-5
1/28 Hendrikx/Stubbe, Ariz. W 8-4