Patriot League announces tennis players of the week (4.12.22)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Bucknell senior Daniela Bellini got the Patriot League Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for the second week in a row when the League Office announced the awards on Tuesday.

In addition, Lehigh senior Zack Elliott was named men’s tennis player of the week for the third time this season.

Boston University sophomore Victoria Carlsten, Colgate juniors Emme Levenson and Jack Selati, Loyola Maryland senior Abby Decker and Navy sophomore Sasha Panyan were placed on the honorable mention list.

Player of the week for men in the Patriot League
Zack Elliott, Lehigh, Sr., Willowbrook, Ill./Hinsdale

* Elliott defeated Holy Cross’ William Kelleher, 6-0, 6-1, for his seventh singles victory in a row last weekend.
* The singles victory was his 11th victory in singles games this season – which brought his career high for singles victories in a season.
* He also got a No. 1 (6-3) double victory over Crusaders’ duo O’Flynn and Tran Rosado with teammate Gary Fishkin.

Player of the Week in the Patriot League for Women
Daniela Bellini, Bucknell, Sr., Tierra Verde, Fla./St. St. Petersburg Catholic

* Bellini went 2-0 at the first single and 2-0 at the first double with partner Whitney King for the second PL weekend in a row.
* The senior is now 5-0 at No. 1 singles in conference action and 21-3 overall at No. 1 doubles with King.
* In singles, Bellini defeated Loyola’s Olivia Tracey (6-2, 6-2) and Lafayette’s Olivia Boeckman with a score of 7-5, 6-0.
* Bellini and King won over Lafayette’s Boeckman and Maureen McCormack (6-2) and Loyolas Tracey and Anna Rico (6-3).

Honorable mention
Victoria Carlsten, Boston University, So., Malmö, Sweden / Korrespondensgymnasiet

* Sophomore went 2-0 in No. 1 singles with victories over Lehighs Hamsa Javagal (6-4, 6-0) and Army’s Stephanie Dolehide (6-3, 6-2). She also recorded a 6-0 double victory on lane two with teammate Sydney Sharma over the Mountain Hawks.

Emme Levenson, Colgate, Jr., Richmond, Va./Douglas S. Freeman

* Levenson won 4-0 at the weekend by No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles against St. Louis. Bonaventure Saturday and No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles vs. Lafayette Sunday.

Jack Selati, Colgate, Jr., Winnetka, Ill./Lake Forest Academy

* Selati defeated Lafayette’s Arman Ganchi 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 single and teamed up with Nate Romig in No. 1 double to beat Ganchi and Davis Esslinger, 6-0.

Abby Decker, Loyola Maryland, Sr., Shrewsbury, NJ / Red Bank Regional HS

* Decker won 3-0 in both singles and doubles last week for the Greyhounds, including an exciting three-set victory in singles against Bucknell on Sunday. In that match, she battled from two match points to win a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (6) victory on No. 5 singles to win the 4-3 victory over Bucknell.

Sasha Panyan, Navy, So., Lutherville, Md./Dulaney

* Panyan achieved two No. 1 singles victories with one No. 1 win in doubles and one No. 2 win in doubles against Howard and Holy Cross.

Past winners
Women’s player

1.25 – Jillian Taggart, Navy
2.1 – Cooper Jackson, Army West Point
2.8 – Kaitlin Tan, Boston University
2.15 – Whitney King, Bucknell
2.22 – Addie Eklund, Colgate
2.29 – Hamsa Javagal, Lehigh
3.8 – Meghana Komarraju, Navy
3.15 – Shelly Yaloz, Boston University
3.22 – Junmoke James, Lehigh
3.29 – Addie Eklund, Colgate
3.29 – Junmoke James, Lehigh
4.5 – Daniela Bellini, Bucknell

Men’s player
1.25 – Derrick Thompson, Navy
2.1 – Michael Owen, Bucknell
2.8 – Zack Elliott, Lehigh
2.15 – AJ Woodman, Army West Point
2.22 – Gavin Segraves, Navy
2.29 – Jack Selati, Colgate
3.8 – Tim Zelikovsky, Bucknell
3.15 – Sasha Panyan, Navy
3.22 – Zack Elliott, Lehigh
3.29 – Arman Ganchi, Lafayette
4.5 – Harrison Gold, Bucknell

The Patriot League is in its fourth decade of academic and athletic performance, constantly demonstrating that student-athletes can excel in both academics and athletics without sacrificing high standards. The athletic success of the Patriot League is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its fundamental principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes who are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is seen as an important component of a well-rounded education.


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