Mountain West Announces Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week - Jan. 30, 2013

Jan. 30, 2013


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State senior Derek Siddiqui has been named the Mountain West Men's Tennis Player of the Week, while UNLV junior Lucia Batta has been selected as the MW Women's Tennis Player of the Week for competition from Jan. 21-28, 2013.

Siddiqui, a native of Long Beach Calif., went a combined 3-1 last week as the Aztecs lost to No. 2 USC, 4-0, on Jan. 25 and defeated No. 60 Georgia Tech, 4-0, on Jan. 26 in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Playing in the No. 1 singles slot, Siddiqui defeated No. 32 Juan Spir of Georgia Tech in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. He lost to No. 27 Emilio Gomez of USC, 7-6, 6-2. In No. 2 doubles play, Siddiqui and partner Andranik Khachatryan defeated Georgia Tech's Garrett Gordon and Eduardo Segura, 8-7 (2). Siddiqui is 3-1 on the season in singles and 3-0 in doubles action.

Batta, from Budapest, Hungary, and the reigning MW Women's Player of the Year, won both of her No. 2 singles matches last week for UNLV. The Rebels went 0-2 against No. 41 St. Mary's (5-2) and No. 49 Fresno State (5-2) in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. On Jan. 25, Batta topped Catherine Isip of St. Mary's, 6-2, 6-1. She followed up with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Rana Sherif Ahmed of Fresno State. In doubles, Batta and Nives Pavlovic won both of their No. 1 doubles matches, defeating Isip and Elizabeth Searl of St. Mary's, 8-5, and topped Bianca Modoc and Sophie Watts of Fresno State, 8-3.

2012-13 Mountain West Men's Tennis Athletes of the Week
Jan. 23 - Lance Wilhelm, Sr., Air Force
Jan. 30 - Derek Siddiqui, Sr., San Diego State

2012-13 Mountain West Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week
Jan. 23 - Michelle Okhremchuk, Jr., Nevada
Jan. 30 - Lucia Batta, Jr., UNLV