Player of the Week: Missouri's Mackenzy Middlebrooks reeled off her fourth and fifth consecutive wins at No. 1 singles to help the Mizzou tennis team to a pair of 4-3 wins last weekend. On. Feb. 15, Middlebrooks fought back from a 5-3 third set deficit to claim a 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (5) Memphis' Alisha Reayer in the match-clinching victory for Missouri. One day later, Middlebrooks helped Mizzou recover from a 3-0 deficit. The junior posted her fifth-straight win with a 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-2 defeat of Minnesota's Tina Kreinis. Middlebrooks owns an 8-1 singles record this spring, including 7-1 mark at No. 1 action, and is 14-3 overall on the season.
Co-Freshman of the Week: Kentucky's Tiphanie Fiquet remains undefeated this season. Last weekend, Fiquet won six of six matches going 3-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles - a schedule that included a doubleheader on Sunday. Generally the fourth player in the Kentucky lineup, Fiquet added another singles win to her resume on court two, defeating Maria Koo of Northern Kentucky. In her three singles matches last weekend, Fiquet limited her opponents to three points or less in five of six total sets. Last weekend, in three doubles matches, Fiquet and Jacobs limited their opponents to a combined four total points - two or less points per the three sets. In the process, Fiquet has limited her doubles opponents to two or less points all season. Fiquets leads all of her teammates with her doubles record, and ties a junior teammate for the lead with her singles record (though Fiquet has played better positions). Tennessee's Maia Haumuller clinched the match for Tennessee against Indiana with a 6-1, 7-5 singles win over Somer Henry at the No. 6 spot. Against South Florida, she allowed only four points to Nicole Dzenga, winning 6-3, 6-1. Partnered with Tenika McGiffin, they clinched the doubles point for Tennessee against South Florida with a 6-1 win over Amelie Boy and Evelyne Tiron at the No. 2 doubles spot. The win was Haumuller's fifth consecutive doubles win. Earlier in the week, the duo defeated Bernard/Whalen of Indiana, 6-1. Haumuller has now won eight of her 10 singles matches as a Lady Vol after just arriving to Knoxville in January just before the start of the season.