April 12, 2011
Siena junior Nicole Ross was tapped as MAAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week Tuesday, two days after spurring the Saints to a spot in the MAAC Tournament. It's the first such honor for Ross, and it comes after a pair of victories that pushed Siena to 3-0 in conference play.
She began the weekend with a convincing 6-1 and 6-1 victory at No. 5 singles over Megan Maffei of Manhattan. In that match, she also teamed with Jasleen Sandhu to post a thrilling 9-7 victory at top doubles, helping secure the doubles point.
In Siena's critical 4-3 win over Saint Peter's, which may end up being the difference in a postseason berth, Ross dug deep to post a come-from-behind 6-7, 6-3 and 6-2 win over Vanessa Vogel in singles play that determined the outcome of the match. Her perfect week included another victory at top doubles with Sandhu - this time an 8-5 win over the Peahens top tandem of Alex Livingston and Ivana Grbelja.
Ross and the Saints return to action on Thursday at Marist.