Mountain West Announces Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week
May 2, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Boise State’s Nathan Sereke has been selected as the Mountain West Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, while TCU’s Simona Parajova has been named the MW Women’s Tennis Player of the Week.
Sereke, from Stockholm, Sweden, went a combined 4-0 in singles and doubles action at the 2012 MW Men’s Tennis Championship to propel the 38th-ranked Broncos to their first Mountain West tournament title. In singles action, Sereke began his week in San Diego, Calif., by downing TCU’s Daniel Sanchez in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) at No. 4 singles as Boise State notched a 4-0 win over the Horned Frogs. The following day, the sophomore standout netted a 6-0, 6-4 win over New Mexico’s Conor Berg at the fourth singles spot, helping the Broncos earn the league’s automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Championships with a 4-0 victory over the Lobos. Positioned at the top of the doubles lineup, Sereke and partner James Meredith went 2-0 at the Conference tournament, notching back-to-back wins over the TCU tandem of Sanchez/Max Stevens (8-3) and the 58th-ranked New Mexico pair of Phillip Anderson/Jadon Phillips (8-4) last Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Parajova, who hails from Zvolen, Slovakia, went a combined 4-0 in singles and doubles action at the 2012 MW Women’s Tennis Championship, while also earning the championship-clinching point for TCU in Sunday afternoon’s 4-2 win over San Diego State. With the Horned Frogs ahead 3-2 in the dual, Parajova downed SDSU’s Emma Cioffi, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4, at the No. 2 singles position to secure the team title for her squad. In doubles competition, Parajova and teammate Gaby Mastromarino posted an 8-4 victory over Cioffi/Laura Antonana Iriarte at No. 3 doubles to help TCU earn the first point of the match. In Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Wyoming, the freshman paired with Mastromarino to defeat the duo of Silviya Zhelyazkova/Jessica Parizher, 8-6, at the No. 3 doubles spot, before netting a straight-sets win over Simona Synkova (6-1, 6-3) at the second singles position.