April 3, 2013

Krutak Earns Second OVC Honor

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – For the second time in four weeks, SIUE freshman Monique Krutak has been recognized as the Ohio Valley Conference Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week.

The Brisbane, Australia, native went 2-0 in No. 1 singles action last weekend and also won her doubles match against Belmont Saturday.

She is now 15-1 in singles play this year and is on an 11-match win streak dating back to Feb. 10.  Krutak has also teamed up with sophomore Haley IIcewicz to go 9-1 as a doubles pair.

Krutak also garnered OVC honors on March 13. 

She shares this week's award with Merritt Whitley of Eastern Illinois.  The Cougars will face Whitley and the Panthers Wednesday afternoon at the SIUE Tennis Courts.  The match is set to begin at 2 p.m.

OVC Tennis Athletes of the Week – April 3

Male Athlete of the Week: Syrym Abdukhalikov - Tennessee Tech

Co-Female Athlete of the Week: Merritt Whitley - Eastern Illinois, Monique Krutak - SIUE