Roberg Earns Second NWC Weekly Award in Women's Tennis

News Release Date:
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- After closing out the regular season with a cluster of four more victories at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, Whitman College junior Alyssa Roberg has been named Northwest Conference Student Athlete of the Week for women's tennis.

Alyssa Roberg

Roberg, ranked No. 2 in singles in the West Region, lost just five games last weekend in rolling to straight-set wins in matches against George Fox and Lewis & Clark.

She also joined first-year teammate Courtney Lawless for 8-4 and 8-1 victories at No. 1 doubles. Roberg and Lawless are No. 3 in the West Region rankings in doubles.

The victories over George Fox and Lewis & Clark nailed down second place for Whitman in the final regular season standings.

The Missionares are 15-4 overall (10-2 in conference) headed to this weekend's NWC post-season tournament.

Roberg is 11-1 in singles this spring while playing most of her matches in the No. 1 spot. That includes an 8-0 mark in NWC matches.

Roberg and Lawless are 12-2 this season at No. 1 doubles.

Whitman plays an NWC tournament semifinal at 2 p.m. Saturday against Whitworth. Linfield is hosting the tournament in McMinnville, Ore.

If it wins Saturday, Whitman plays again at 10 a.m. Sunday against the winner of Saturday's Linfield-Willamette semifinal.

Sunday's winner gets the NWC's automatic berth in the NCAA Division III national championship tournament.

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
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