March 17, 2009
Athlete of the Week:
Keri Robinson, Northwestern
Sr. - Decatur, Ill. - Keystone National
Senior Keri Robison remained rock solid for Northwestern this week at No. 2 doubles and No. 5 singles, going 4-0 against Illinois and Indiana while helping the Wildcats post two wins against conference foes. Robison and Maria Mosolova, together ranked 42nd nationally, improved to 13-3 as a tandem this year with 8-1 and 8-3 wins against the Illini and Hoosiers, respectively, as the Wildcats swept doubles play for the fourth time in four Big Ten matches. Robison defeated Illinois' Amy Allin in straight sets before going into a match tiebreaker against Indiana's Lindsey Stuckey on Saturday. Stuckey took a 7-5 lead in the extra set before Robison rallied with four straight points to take control of the match. The win was her 20th singles victory of the year, tying her career high for singles wins in a season at Northwestern.
Last Northwestern Athlete of the Week: Lauren Lui (March 10, 2009)