Mountain West Announces Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week

March 21, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Air Force’s Lance Wilhelm has been selected as the Mountain West Men’s Player of the Week, while Air Force’s Christine Molina has been named the MW Women's Tennis Player of the Week.

A product of Gig Harbor, Wash., Wilhelm went a combined 4-0 last weekend as Air Force picked up victories against South Dakota State (W, 7-0) and St. Louis (W, 7-0), respectively. Wilhelm began the weekend by knocking off South Dakota State’s Justin Pyle, 6-0, 6-2, then went on to defeat Joe Flanagan of St. Louis, 6-4, 6-1. Wilhelm also paired with teammate Grant Taylor to win both of their matches at the top of the doubles lineup. Wilhelm has won three consecutive singles matches and four straight doubles matches at the No. 1 position with Taylor.

Molina, hailing from Dallas, Texas, went a combined 4-0 last weekend as the Falcons defeated Seattle (W, 6-1) and Eastern Washington (W, 6-1), respectively. Molina began the weekend by rallying to beat Katrina Schwab of Seattle, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, and downed Chelsea Patton of Eastern Washington, 6-1, 6-2. Molina also paired with Tiffany Tran to win consecutive matches at the No. 3 singles position. Molina became the first Falcon to reach 20 overall singles wins this season and has won nine straight singles matches.