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    Leung Honored as Big Ten Women's Tennis Player of the Week

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Lok Sze Leung was the NCAA Division III national champion at Middlebury College last season.
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    Lok Sze Leung was the NCAA Division III national champion at Middlebury College last season.
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    Jan. 21, 2014

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern junior Lok Sze Leung has been recognized as the Big Ten Women's Tennis Player of the Week the conference office announced Tuesday.

    Leung went a perfect 3-0 in singles action at the Northwestern Winter Duals last weekend, including knocking off a pair of nationally ranked opponents.

    A transfer from Middlebury College, Leung opened her weekend by defeating Iowa's Caitlin Hindmarsh 6-2, 6-2 on Friday. She also teamed with freshman Manon Peri in doubles play as they topped Hindmarsh and Katie Zordani 6-2.

    Leung, the NCAA Division III national champion a year ago, followed up the effort by taking down No. 69 Emily Zabor of 12th-ranked Alabama 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday. She wrapped up her stellar weekend by knocking off No. 52 Ana Vladutu of DePaul 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday.

    Northwestern is No. 15 in this week's ITA team rankings and will serve as a host for ITA Kick-Off Weekend this Saturday and Sunday at Combe Tennis Center. The Wildcats are the top seed and take on Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. Saturday followed by a match between Notre Dame and Arizona State. The two losers of Saturday's matches meet at 10 a.m. Sunday while the winners square off at 2 p.m. for the right to advance to the ITA National Team Indoors Feb. 7-10 in Charlottesville, Va.

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