Iowa's Molnar Tabbed Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week

March 22, 2011

Big Ten Women's Tennis Weekly Release

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Sonja Molnar, Iowa
Jr. - Guelph, Ontario - Centennial C.V.I.

Iowa's Sonja Molnar earns Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week honors after picking up two wins at No. 1 singles and a win at No. 1 doubles in the Hawkeyes' matches against No. 55 LSU and Tulane. Molnar, ranked 114th in singles, kicked off the week with a 7-5, 7-5 win over No. 56 Whitney Wolf of LSU. Molnar and Jessica Young paired at No. 1 doubles in a narrow 8-6 loss to Wolf and Kaitlin Burns in the Hawkeyes' loss to the Tigers. Molnar and Young picked up an 8-3 win against Mariam Kurdaze and Emma Levy of Tulane and Molnar earned a 7-6, 6-1 victory over Kurdaze in Iowa's 4-3 win against the Green Wave on Friday. The award is the third of Molnar's career.

Last Iowa Athlete of the Week: Sonja Molnar (March 23, 2010)

2011 Big Ten Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week
Jan. 18: Denise Muresan, Sr., MICH
Jan. 25: Natallia Pintusava, Fr., MINN
Feb. 1: Sam Critser, Fr., MICH
Feb. 8: Brittany Wowchuk, So., NU
Feb. 15: Whitney Taney, Sr., MICH
Feb. 22: Brooke Bolender, Fr., MICH
March 1: Stacey Lee, Jr., NU
March 8: Maria Mosolova, Sr., NU
March 15: Bhavani Tirumurti, Sr., PUR
March 22: Sonja Molnar, Jr., IOWA