McQueen Named MW Player of the Week

April 24, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --- For the second time this season, senior Melissa McQueen has been named MW Women's Tennis Player of the Week for matches held April 17-23. This is the final weekly award of the season.

A Whitby, Canada, native, McQueen was a combined 4-0 last week as the Bulldogs (14-7, 6-2) topped Boise State and New Mexico in Conference play to earn the No. 3 seed in the MW Women's Tennis Championship.

McQueen and No. 1 doubles partner Rana Sherif Ahmed clinched the doubles point in Fresno State's 4-3 victory over Boise State, as the duo defeated the Broncos' Manuela Pietzuch and Marlena Pietzuch in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (9-7).

In singles, McQueen dispatched Megan LaLone in straight sets at the No. 4 spot, 6-1, 6-3. In the Bulldogs' 6-1 win against the Lobos, McQueen and Ahmed took down Michaela Bezdickova and Laura Richardson, 8-2, while at No. 3 singles, the senior topped Sarah Mahboob Khan, 6-2, 6-2

2012-13 Mountain West Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week
Jan. 23 - Michelle Okhremchuk, Jr., Nevada
Jan. 30 - Lucia Batta, Jr., UNLV
Feb. 6 - Sandy Vo, Jr., Boise State
Feb. 13 - Rana Sherif Ahmed, Fr., Fresno State
Feb. 20 - Emma Verberne, Sr., Nevada
Feb. 27 - Melissa McQueen, Sr., Fresno State
March 6 - Julia Wais, Sr., San Diego State
March 13 - Michaela Bezdickova, Jr., New Mexico
March 20 - Julia Wais, Sr., San Diego State
March 27 - Aleksandra Josifoska, Jr., UNLV
April 3 - Sasa Nemcova, Sr., Wyoming
April 10 - Emma Verberne, Sr., Nevada
April 17 - Lucia Batta, Jr., UNLV
April 24 - Melissa McQueen, Sr., Fresno State