October 22, 2012

Melanie Ward Named AMCC Player of the Week

La Roche women's tennis player, Melanie Ward, has been named the AMCC Conference Player of the Week for her spectacular play in the conference tournament this weekend.

Melanie went 4-0 in the AMCC semis and finals to lead the Lady Redhwaks to their historic 1st ever AMCC title. She teamed with Doria Shima at #3 doubles to get wins against Franciscan on Saturday and Penn State Behrend in the Sunday final. At #6 singles Melanie defeated Lucia Neugebauer of Franciscan 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 in the semi-finals, and then beat Casey Smith 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 in the title match.

Melanie is the second Lady Redhawk to win the award this season and the fourth in the past 2 years.

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