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Podnecky Named NEAC East Player of the Week

Michelle Podnecky (Bridgewater, Vt./Woodstock Union) has been named the North Eastern Athletic Conference East Division Women's Tennis Player of the Week. Podnecky helped the Spartans to a 1-1 record last week. She proved to be the lone bright spot for the Spartans in a 7-2 loss at the hands of Union last week and was consistent in a 9-0 win over Thomas.

Facing Union, Podnecky dispatched of her opponent in No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-2 and provided the team's lone doubles victory, teaming with Kate Bucci for the 8-5 win. The senior was equally impressive against Thomas, dropping just two points between doubles and singles, winning 6-1, 6-0 and 8-1.

Podnecky is now 10-0 at the No. 1 position this year and has won 20 consecutive sets while winning nine of her ten matches in straight sets.