Campbell’s Saenz Secures Second A-Sun Weekly Award

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

MACON, Ga. – Campbell’s Blanca Saenz claimed her second Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award after going 3-0 at No. 3 singles and 2-0 in No. 3 doubles against an A-Sun opponent and non-conference foes, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Saenz started out the week with a victory versus Hampton’s Barenese Myers Friday in helping Campbell to a 6-0 victory. Saenz then defeated Mercer’s Amalia Bugge, 6-1, 7-5, as the Camels defeated the Bears, 4-3. Saenz knocked off Dorota Lysienia of George Washington, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2, to help Campbell earn a narrow 4-3 victory to close the week.

Saenz also teamed with Anais Gomar to earn a perfect doubles record on the week. The duo defeated Mercer’s pair of Sarah Hanna/Stephanie Cohen, 8-0, before knocking off the George Washington team of Michele Style/Hilary Kustoff, 8-4. The Campbell duo boasts wins in four consecutive doubles matches and the Camels now hold wins in six successive matches.

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Other Top Performers
Andra Voinea, ETSU (Jr. – No. 6 Singles - Brasov, Romania - Business) – Voinea stayed hot this week winning her seventh consecutive match. Overall, the Brasov, Romania native anchored the back end of the Lady Bucs’ lineup with two wins down in Florida. Against FGCU Wednesday, Voinea breezed past Morgan Bechtel, 6-1, 6-3, and clinched ETSU’s victory versus preseason A-Sun favorite Stetson Saturday with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 win against Katherine Nowicki. Overall, the business major sits second on the team with nine singles victories, while posting a 2-3 mark in doubles. Voinea owns clinching victories in four matches this spring with wins at No. 6, including both last week.