April 16, 2012
SEATTLE - Kyle McMorrow of the men's tennis team has been named the GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of April 9-15.
The 25th-ranked Husky men's tennis team got outdoors on its home courts for the first time this season, and the fresh air also meant a fresh start, as the Dawgs earned a 5-2 win over Utah to snap a four-match losing streak. All prior losses had come to teams ranked in the top-12 nationally, so even with the solid win, Head Coach Matt Anger knows the Huskies have to keep improving.
Kyle McMorrow and Emmett Egger were down two service breaks at 3-6 with Utah serving in the No. 1 match, but then they won the next five games to come back and beat Benito Suriano and Dmytro Mamedov, 8-6
Before some first sets were completed, McMorrow had posted a second Husky point, as he did not lose a single game in a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Suriano at No. 1 singles
Washington dropped just one set against Arizona, winning on the outdoor Bill Quillian Stadium courts to improve to 14-7 on the year and 2-4 in Pac-12 play.
Kyle McMorrow and Emmett Egger then won a back and forth No. 1 match against Sumeet Shinde and Kieren Thompson, 8-5, to clinch.
After not dropping a game in his singles win on Friday, McMorrow again cruised in his singles match, winning the first three games to extend his games streak to 15 before Andre Vidaller held serve. McMorrow was not phased, and posted a 6-2, 6-1 win.
Other nominees include: Jayce Ray (baseball), men's varsity 8 (men's crew), Natali Coronel (women's tennis) and Nikia Williams (softball).
GoHuskies.com Student-Athletes Of The Week:
April 16 - Kyle McMorrow (men's tennis)
April 9 - Aliza Vaccher (gymnastics)
April 2 - Varsity 8 (men's crew)
March 26 - Tyler Davis (baseball)
March 19 - Chris Williams (men's golf)
March 12 - Women's Distance Medley Relay (women's track and field)
March 5 - McKenzie Fechter (gymnastics)
Feb. 27 - Kaitlin Inglesby (softball)
Feb. 20 - Terrence Ross (men's basketball)
Feb. 13 - Katie Flood (women's track and field)
Feb. 6 - Terrence Ross (men's basketball)
Jan. 30 - Ruby Engreitz (gymnastics)
Jan. 23 - Max Manthou (men's tennis)
Jan. 16 - Terrence Ross (men's basketball)
Jan. 9 - Jazmine Davis (women's basketball)
Jan. 2 - Keith Price (football)
Dec. 26 - Desmond Simmons (men's basketball)
Dec. 19 - Tony Wroten (men's basketball)
Dec. 12 - Regina Rogers (women's basketball)
Dec. 4 - Regina Rogers (women's basketball)
Nov. 28 - Katie Flood (women's cross country)
Nov. 21 - Mercedes Wetmore (women's basketball)
Nov. 14 - Bianca Rowland (volleyball)
Nov. 7 - Denise Dy (women's tennis)
Oct. 31 - Chris Polk (football) and Katie Flood (women's cross country)
Oct. 24 - Brent Richards (men's soccer)
Oct. 17 - Soo Bin Kim (women's golf) and Katie Flood (women's cross country)
Oct. 10 - Sarah Martinez (women's soccer)
Oct. 3 - Chris Polk (football)
Sept. 26 - SooBin Kim (women's golf)
Sept. 19 - Max O'Donoghue-McDonald (men's cross country)
Sept. 12 - Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann (women's soccer)
Sept. 4 - Desmond Trufant (football)
Aug. 28 - Krista Vansant (volleyball)
Aug. 22 - Brianna Sweeney (women's soccer)