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

Iowa's Sonja Molnar has been named Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week.

Iowa's Sonja Molnar has been named Big Ten 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