ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis senior Verginie Tchakarova was named Atlantic 10 Conference women’s tennis Player of the Week for March 20-26, the league office announced today. Tchakarova went undefeated last week to help Saint Louis post victories over Southern Illinois, Bradley and Davidson.
Tchakarova registered No. 3 singles wins of 3-6, 7-6, 6-0 over Southern Illinois’ Tereza Klocova; 7-5, 6-2 over Natalia Barbery of Bradley; and 6-2, 6-2 over Davidson’s Gabrielle Centenari.
At No. 1 doubles, Tchakarova teamed with twin sister Eleonore Tchakarova for a 6-4 victory over Vitoria Beiroa and Meagan Monaghan of Southern Illinois; a 6-2 win over Barbery and Ashley Thai of Bradley; and a 7-5 triumph over Davidson’s Megan Scholvinck and Samantha Armas.
Tchakarova leads the Billikens in total singles victories (25-6), dual-match singles victories (14-4), total doubles victories (23-6) and dual-match doubles victories (14-3). She has won eight straight singles matches and 11 consecutive doubles contests.A three-match winning streak has lifted the Billikens to 12-7 on the season.