NSU's Savchenkov Earns MIAA Weekly Accolade


Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 11:28 am
By: News On 6


Kristina Savchenkov was named the MIAA Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week.

The freshman member of the Northeastern State women's tennis team earned her first-career laurel after a dominant start to her career.

She has posted a perfect 10-0 record against Division II opponents, with her most high-profile singles victory coming over No. 12 Natalia Kozel of Drury (6-4, 3-6, 6-4)

Her and senior doubles partner Ivana Belejova also defeated the No. 22-ranked Camila Quesada and Alexis Bartek of Northwest Missouri State 9-8 (7-5).

The RiverHawks have started the season 6-1, which includes a narrow 5-4 loss to No. 22 Drury and a 4-3 win over Division I Oral Roberts.

A tough test awaits Northeastern State, as the team will meet No. 28 Tarleton State at 9 a.m. Feb. 22 in Arkadelphia, Ark.