Whitman's Roberg Named NWC Women's Tennis Player

News Release Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Alyssa Roberg, a Whitman College junior, has been named Northwest Conference Student Athlete of the Week award for women's tennis.

Alyssa Roberg

Roberg, a two-time All-NWC First-Team selection, led Whitman to its fifth straight victory last Friday with a dominating 9-0 victory over Pacific.

Roberg helped Whitman get the sweep in doubles, joining first-year teammate Courtney Lawless for a 9-7 victory over seniors Cat Goya and Megan Yoshimoto, Pacific's two best players, in the No. 1 slot.

Goya has made the NWC First Team in each of her first three seasons while Yoshimoto has been a fixture on the Second Team.

Roberg and Goya then squared off at No. 1 singles, where Roberg was a 6-4, 6-1 winner.

Whitman, now 4-1 in the NWC and 5-2 overall, stays at home this weekend for two more NWC matches.

The Missionaries host Lewis & Clark at 4 p.m. Friday and George Fox at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; holden@whitman.edu