WICHITA, Kan.- Women's tennis player Carla Venticinque has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Tennis Athlete of the Week.
The sophomore from Mallorca, Spain went 6-0 on the week in all competition. In singles, she defeated Carmen Borau Ramos from Big 12 opponent Kansas State, 6-2, 6-3. She also defeated Kelsey Costales of Evansville 6-2, 6-0, and came back after dropping the first set to defeat Gisela Cairo Baza of Southern Illinois, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2. She and her doubles partner Lutfiana Budiharto also won all of their doubles contests on the week, including a tough 9-7 victory over Natasha Tomishima and Jennifer Dien of Southern Illinois, to help the Shockers capture the doubles point on their way to victory.
Carla has a singles record of 11-7 in the dual match season and is 3-0 in conference play. She is on a six-match winning streak and has won eight out of her last ten contests.
The Shocker women are back in action next weekend when they travel to Normal, Ill. to take on Illinois State on Saturday, April 14th. The next day, they will head to Peoria, Ill. for a match against Bradley.