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    Georgia Rose Tabbed Big Ten Athlete of the Week

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Georgia Rose has been named Big Ten Athlete of the Week.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Georgia Rose has been named Big Ten Athlete of the Week.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    March 29, 2006

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- True Freshman Georgia Rose (Mettawa, Ill./North Shore Country Day) has been named Big Ten Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday. Rose, the nation's 36th-ranked singles player, is 14-0 this season in dual matches and is riding an 18-match winning streak. The conference honor is the first of her career.

    Rose earns the honor after she posted a perfect 6-0 record last week in helping the Wildcats to three-consecutive shutout victories. She took each of her singles matches in straight sets, one in 6-0, 6-0 fashion, and lost only four total games. With the three singles victories, Rose stands at 26-6 overall in her inaugural season of college tennis.

    Rose also paired up with senior Feriel Esseghir to go 3-0 on the week at No. 2 doubles. The duo won the decisive match to secure the doubles point for Northwestern in the win against Michigan State, and improved its overall record to 10-3. The two have won nine of their last 10 doubles matches, including the last four.