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Grace Messina Named NE-10 Player of the Week

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – For the second time this season, Merrimack College women’s tennis sophomore Grace Messina (Caracas, Venezuela) was named the Northeast-10 Player of the Week. She shared the honor with Southern New Hampshire’s Diana Vamvakitis.

Messina went a combined 6-0 this past week as she led the Warriors to a 3-0 record, all of which were part of NE-10 play. The Venezuelan did not drop a set in singles play, and combined with partner Chealsey Giatrelis (Centerville, Mass.) to win all of their doubles matches.

The sophomore is now 9-0 at No. 1 singles this season. She has yet to lose a set in singles play.

The reigning conference Player and Rookie of the Year has a combined record of 16-1 this season. In her career Messina has a 21-0 singles record and 18-2 doubles record in conference play.

Merrimack begins the last week of the regular season this afternoon against non-conference opponent Colby-Sawyer at 3:30 p.m.

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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