WATERVILLE, Maine - With two wins on the court this past week, the Eagles grabbed the No. 1 seed for the 2018 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women's tennis championship tournament. Making immense contributions on the court to preserve the Eagles undefeated season, senior Merdith Blessard earned the NAC Player of the Week in women's tennis for the second time this season and freshman Ashley Matlock achieved NAC Rookie of the Week for her first time.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Meridith Blessard, Husson (Sr., - Lincoln, Maine)
Paired up alongside Ashley Matlock, Meridith Blessard became the winningest Eagle in doubles action in program history with her 23rd win on Sunday, taking down the Badgers duo. Her successes also helped Husson earn the top seed for the 2018 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women's tennis championship tournament while going undefeated this season, 8-0. Blessard also grabbed a doubles win with Matlock, 8-0, against NVU-Lyndon on Saturday and a win in singles action against a Badger on Sunday.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK - Ashley Matlock, Husson (Fr., - Caribou, Maine)
Matlock played two doubles and two singles matches this week, and did not relinquish a single point in either singles match. She swept both Northern Vermont University-Lyndon and NVU-Johnson on Saturday and Sunday with the help of teammate Meridith Blessard in doubles action, dropping only 2 games along the way. With her help, the Eagles earned the No. 1 seed for the 2018 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women's tennis championship tournament while going undefeated this season, 8-0.