WIU’s Bravo Claims #SummitWTN Weekly Honor

WIU’s Bravo Claims #SummitWTN Weekly Honor

ELMHURST, Ill. – Western Illinois' Natalia Bravo was named Summit League Women's Tennis Player of the Week for her performance March 28-April 3.

Fr. // Bogota, Colombia

  • Received her first career Player of the Week honor
  • Recorded singles and doubles wins to help lead Western Illinois to a 4-3 win over South Dakota for its first Summit League victory since 2011
  • Scored a 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 win over USD's Yuliya Sidenko at No. 2 singles after combining for a 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles
  • Defeated IUPUI's Sara Sherif in straight sets (4 and 3) at No. 2 singles

Also nominated: Bianca Mok, Denver; Valeriia Lavrenchuk, IUPUI; Rylee Tucker, Omaha; Barbora Kollarova, South Dakota; Jovana Antonijevic, Oral Roberts

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; March 14 – Ellie Burns, South Dakota; March 21 – Ellie Burns, South Dakota; March 28 – Petya Simeonova, Oral Roberts

Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.