Junior Anastasia Putilina
Feb. 16, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY- Junior Anastasia Putilina of the 43rd-ranked University of Utah women's tennis team (4-3) was named the Mountain West Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week, Wednesday.
Putilina, ranked No. 114, topped Lauren Megale of Boise State, 7-6(4), 6-3, at the No. 1 singles position in the Utes' 5-2 upset of the 38th-ranked Broncos last weekend at the Eccles Tennis Center. The Belgorod, Russia native has gone 3-1 in singles in Utah's last four matches.
In doubles play, Putilina and partner sophomore Paige Miles extended their winning streak to five when they captured an 8-6 victory over Megale and Marlena Pieztuch at the No. 1 spot.
Putilina and the rest of the Ute squad head to Tucson, Ariz. to take on 59th-ranked Arizona Friday (Feb. 18) and 49th-ranked Rice Sunday (Feb. 20).