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Tulsa Tennis Duo Captures Weekly WAC Honors

TU sophomore Aleksandra Durska was named the WAC Player of the Week for Feb. 5-11.  She is also ranked No. 80 among the nation's top-100 singles players.
TU sophomore Aleksandra Durska was named the WAC Player of the Week for Feb. 5-11. She is also ranked No. 80 among the nation's top-100 singles players.
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Feb. 14, 2001

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa's Dane McGregor and Aleksandra Durska have been named the Western Athletic Conference men's and women's tennis Players of the Week, respectively, for matches played during Feb. 5-11.

McGregor, a junior from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, was 3-0 at the No. 2 singles position and won his only doubles match at the top position. He began the week with an upset of 21st-ranked Henrik Tofft of Arkansas, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. He then won matches over Harvard's Cliff Nguyen (7-6, 0-6, 7-5) and Neal Bobba of Dartmouth (6-4, 6-4). In doubles, he teamed up with Shri Sudhakara to defeat Harvard's Nguyen and Lee, 8-5. McGregor is now 7-0 in dual matches on the season.

Durska, a native of Pobiedziska, Poland, was 3-0 at the No. 2 singles position and 3-0 in doubles at the CU-Harvest House Invitational. In singles, she defeated Colorado's Karoline Graeubig (6-4, 6-3), Amy Thomas of Minnesota (4-6, 6-2, 6-2) and Colorado State's Sanja Hansson (6-4, 6-2). She is now 6-0 in dual matches. In doubles action with Marjolein van Dongen, the TU duo defeated teams from Colorado (8-5), Minnesota (8-2) and Colorado State (8-6).

In this week's WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings, Durska is ranked at No. 80 among the nation's top-100 singles players, while TU's No. 1 doubles tandem of senior Jennifer DeSpain and junior Jana Sedivec are ranked No. 18 among the top-50 doubles teams in the country.

The Tulsa women's tennis team is currently ranked 24th, the second-highest national ranking in school history for the Golden Hurricane. The TU men's team slipped from No. 29 to No. 38 in the latest national rankings.