Maria Mosolova, Northwestern
Jr., Moscow, Russia/No. 204
Mosolova, ranked 11th in the nation, earns her first Big Ten Athlete of the Week honor of the 2010 season and the sixth of her career after four victories, two in singles and two in doubles, over ranked opponents last week. Competing at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles during the weekend, Mosolova defeated 42nd-ranked Katrina Tsang of No. 1 North Carolina, 6-2, 6-4, after teaming with Lauren Lui to defeat the No. 10 team of Sophie Grabinski and Sanaz Marand, 9-8 (8-6). On Wednesday at No. 8 Duke, the Northwestern tandem scored another win over a ranked squad, this time defeating Elizabeth Plotkin and Reka Zsilinszka, 8-4. Mosolova then knocked off No. 36 Ellah Nze in singles, earning a 7-6, 6-0 victory.
Last Northwestern Athlete of the Week: Lauren Lui (Feb. 16, 2010)