2006 Northern Athletics Conference Women's Tennis Weekly Awards
September 25 - October 1
Kelsey Steinhorst, Edgewood College
...5'7...Freshman...Baraboo, Wis. (Baraboo)...
Steinhorst improved her singles record to 11-1 and doubles record to 12-2 with a trio of victories in each flight last week. Steinhorst handily defeated her opponents from Marian College and Wisconsin Lutheran in straight sets competing at No. 4 singles. She then jumped up to the No. 2 singles slot versus provisional NAC member MSOE, where she was also victorious. In doubles competition, Steinhorst and partner Bridget Prendergast went undefeated against Wisconsin Lutheran at No. 3 doubles and MSOE and Rockford College in No. 2 doubles.
Other nominees: Karla Wenta, Concordia University Chicago; Lani Macheel, Marian College; Emily Henrich, Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Rachel Wendt, Wisconsin Lutheran College
...5'10...Sophomore...Neenah, Wis. (Fox Valley Lutheran)...
Wendt went a combined 4-0 in singles and doubles play last week. Playing No. 4 singles against Rockford College on Wednesday, she defeated Crystal Davidson 6-0, 6-0. She then won her No. 2 doubles match 8-1. On Saturday, Wendt returned to her normal No. 5 singles position as she defeated Michelle Ames 6-0, 6-1, and again won her No. 2 doubles match 8-1. The Warriors are 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the NAC.
Other nominees: Karla Wenta, Concordia University Chicago; Kelsey Steinhorst, Edgewood College; Heather Schwark, Marian College.
Heather Schwark, Marian College
...Junior...Ripon, Wis. (Ripon)...
Schwark went 2-0 at No. 2 singles and 2-0 No. 1 doubles last week. On Wednesday, Schwark defeated Wisconsin Lutheran College's Kara Spiegelhoof, 7-5, 6-4. She later on teamed up with Lani Micheel to defeat the Warriors' No. 1 doubles team, 8-4. On Saturday, Schwark defeated Rockford's Laura Pugh, 6-2, 6-2, and then won the No. 1 doubles match, 8-2. Schwark remains perfect on the season as she is 3-0 in both singles and doubles.
Other nominees: Bozana Durman, Dominican University; Chelsea Van Hefty, Edgewood College; Emily Henrich.
Eileen Shanahan, Dominican University
...Junior...New Lenox, Ill. (Lincoln-Way)...
Shanahan went undefeated last week going 3-0 in both singles and doubles play in the Stars three matches last week. The Stars (1-2, 1-1 NAC) split their conference duals, defeating Rockford College, and falling to Edgewood.
Other nominees: Kelsey Steinhorst, Edgewood College; Brittani Kazik, Lakeland College.
August 31 - September 3
Emily Henrich, Wisconsin Lutheran College
...5'5...Senior...Milwaukee, Wis. (Luther Preparatory)...
Henrich started the 2006 season where she left off in '05, winning her first match of the season. After losing her first set, 4-6, to Jamie Lichon of Ripon College, Henrich came back to win the final two sets 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 1 Singles match. The Warriors (1-0) defeated Ripon College 5-4 in the season opener.