Women's Tennis: Maja Kovacek Receives First Career MWC Player of the Week Honor
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - UNM freshman tennis player Maja Kovacek has received the MWCs Player of the Week honor after recording a 2-0 singles record this past weekend in Boise, Idaho and going 1-1 in doubles with partner Tjasa Suvak against No. 57 Boise State and No. 40 Washington State. The honor is the first of Kovaceks career and the first for the UNM womens tennis team this season.
On Friday, Feb. 14 Kovacek took to competition against Boise States No. 1 seeded player and No. 74 nationally ranked, Renate Stoop. The freshman soundly beat Stoop in two sets, 6-3, 7-6. The same day she and partner Tjasa Suvak beat the Broncos No. 5 regionally ranked duo of Jemima Hayward and Erin Polowski, 8-6.
Saturday, Kovacek faced WSUs Orsolya Sallai who was playing at the Cougars No. 1 spot. The Pula, Croatia native played three sets against Sallai before settling the score in her favor at 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
Kovacek's singles record stands at 14-2 overall (3-1 dual). In doubles she and Suvak have compiled a 9-4 record (2-2 dual).
UNM is currently 2-2 in spring play and has earned a No. 65 national ranking. The Lobos spring into action this Friday, Feb. 21 when they take on Denver at 5 p.m. at the Lobo Tennis Club. They return to the courts on Sunday, Feb. 23 when they play No. 46 Kansas.iq|