April 9, 2008
Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Whitney Taney, Michigan
Fr., Edina, Minn. / Edina
Taney went 4-0 on the week to help Michigan extend its winning streak to 10 matches. In Friday's 5-2 win over Illinois, Taney teamed with Allie Shafner for an 8-6 victory over Leigh Finnegan and Marisa Lambropoulos of the Fighting Illini at No. 2 Doubles. Later in the match, Taney clinched the team win with a straight sets victory at No. 2 Singles over Megan Fudge, 6-3, 6-3. To begin the Wolverines' match with Purdue, Taney and Shafner notched another triumph at No. 2 Doubles over Joanna Craven and Cigdem Duru, 8-4. Later in the match, the Edina, Minn., native dismantled Stephanie Wooten of the Boilermakers in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. The win was part of Michigan's sweep of Purdue, 7-0. This is Taney's first career weekly honor.
Last Michigan AOW: Chisako Sugiyama (3/19/08)