ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota's Ellie Burns was named Summit League Women's Tennis Player of the Week for her performance March 7-13.
ELLIE BURNS, SOUTH DAKOTA
So. // Edinburgh, Scotland
- Garnered her second career Player of the Week honor and first of the season
- Posted a pair of comeback victories at No. 1 singles
- Defeated Evansville's Chieko Yamada (3-6, 6-2, 7-6) and Duquesne's Kylie Isaacs (2-6, 6-3, 6-4)
- Teamed to post a 6-3 victory over Duquesne's No. 3 doubles team
Also nominated: Iasmin Rosa, South Dakota State
Previous recipients: Jan. 24 – Julia O'Loughlin, Denver; Jan. 31 – Michelle Lo, Omaha; Feb. 7 – Bianca Mok, Denver; Feb. 14 – Julia O'Loughlin, Denver; Feb. 21 – Laura Romero, South Dakota State; Feb. 28 – Barbora Kollarova, South Dakota; March 7 – Maureen Slattery, Denver
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