Patriot League Announces Tennis Players of the Week (3.22.22)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh junior Junmoke James earned the Patriot League Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, while senior teammate Zack Elliott was named the men’s tennis player of the week for the second time this season when the League office announced the awards on Tuesday.

Army West Point junior Samuel Eden, Boston University sophomore Jonah Dickson, Colgate freshman Addie Eklund, and Navy sophomore Meghana Komarraju were placed on the honorable mention list.

Patriot League Men’s Player of the Week
Zack Elliott, Lehigh, Sr., Willowbrook, Ill./Hinsdale

* Elliott went 4-0 over the weekend against Loyola and Villanova, including the match-clinching singles win versus Villanova on Sunday.
* The senior and teammate Steven Nazaroff tallied court one wins in doubles play against Loyola’s Skyler Gates and George Cavo (6-3) and Villanova’s Josh Robinson and Alex Kim (6-1).
* He also earned No. 1 singles wins over Gates (6-2, 6-1) and Robinson (6-3, 6-4).

Patriot League Women’s Player of the Week
Junmoke James, Lehigh, Jr., Marietta, Ga./Marietta

* James went undefeated in No. 2 singles play last week and 2-1 in No. 1 doubles action last week.
* The junior recorded at 6-2, 6-4 win over George Mason’s Hannah Yang, a 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over SC State’s Teodora Vujicic and a 6-3, 6-2 win against Loyola Maryland’s Lauren Manwiller.
* James and teammate Hamsa Javagal recorded doubles victories against SC State’s Vujicic and Lasya Patnaik (6-3) and Loyola Maryland’s Olivia Tracey and Anna Rico (6-3).

Honorable Mention
Samuel Eden, Army West Point, Jr., Mountain Lakes, NJ / Mountain Lakes

* Eden won his doubles and singles match in Army’s 4-2 win over Bucknell. At number two doubles, Eden and partner Diego Huttepain won 6-3 to clinch the point. Eden won in straight sets, 7-6 (1), 6-4, at No. 3 singles to give Army a 2-1 lead.

Jonah Dickson, Boston University, So., Pacific Palisades / Harvard Westlake

* Dickson went 2-0 in No. 2 singles and 1-0 in No. 2 doubles against St. John’s and Sacred Heart.
* Versus Sacred Heart, the sophomore paired with teammate Dion Loutas to secure the doubles point with a 7-6 (3) win, to go with a 6-4, 7-5 singles win over Matyas Venci.

Addie Eklund, Colgate, Fr., Bellevue, Wash./Interlake

* Eklund won all three of her matches at No. 1 singles this week, defeating George Mason’s George La (6-4, 6-4), South Carolina State’s Rachida Berjane (3-6, 6-4, 6-4) and Holy Cross’ Maddie DeNucci (6-1, 6-3).

Meghana Komarraju, Navy, So., Vienna, Va./James Madison

* During Navy’s spring break matches in Florida, Komarraju led the way for the Midshipmen by winning three singles matches and three doubles matches. The senior has now won 12-straight singles matches, marking the second time in her career she has accomplished the feat.

Previous 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

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

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

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