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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 4/17/2024, Last updated: 4/17/2024
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Northwestern Earns Women’s Tennis Weekly Award

Wildcats’ Shusharina selected as this week’s honoree

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Player of the Week 

Maria Shusharina, Northwestern 

Sr. – Moscow, Russia – GBOU School No. 118 – Major: Chemical Engineering  

  • Went undefeated across doubles and singles for the second straight weekend, helping Northwestern to a 4-1 victory over No. 58 Purdue and a 4-0 sweep of Indiana  

  • Won both of her singles matches in straight sets at the No. 1 flight, topping Purdue’s Carmen Gallardo Guevara (6-3, 6-3) and Indiana’s Nicole Teodosescu (6-1, 6-3) 

  • Won 6-3 on Friday and 6-2 on Sunday with doubles partner Britany Lau. The wins improved the duo to 13-1 overall (5-1 against Big Ten opponents) 

  • Shusharina is now 8-0 in Big Ten singles action, all at the No. 1 for the Wildcats, and has not dropped a match since Feb. 25, earning nine wins with one unfinished in that span 

  • Last Northwestern Player of the Week: Sydney Pratt (March 20, 2024) 

2024 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Honorees 

Jan. 17             Kari Miller, MICH 

Jan. 24             Julia Fliegner, MICH 

Jan. 31             Irina Cantos Siemers, OSU 

Feb. 7            Irina Cantos Siemers, OSU 

Feb. 14             Piper Charney, MICH 

Feb. 21        Kasia Treiber, ILL 

Feb. 28         Gala Mesochoritou, MICH 

March 6            Selma Cadar, MD 

March 13          Julia Fliegner, MICH/Aiva Schmitz, MINN 

March 20     Sydney Pratt, NU 

March 27          Marisa Schmidt, IOWA  

April 3         Maria Sholokhova, WIS 

April 10            Ria Bhakta, MSU

April 17            Maria Shusharina, NU