After going 4-2 overall with an impressive 6-2, 6-2 singles victory over Weber State's top player this past weekend, Lindsey Newman (Freeland, Wash.) has been named GoSeattleU.com's Featured Student-Athlete of the Week.
Newman won two singles matches and two doubles matches last weekend. In singles play she topped the Redhawks' lineup, taking down Kelsey Bacon of Idaho State 7-5, 6-1 Feb. 1 and Ashley Tanner of Weber State 6-2, 6-2 Feb. 2. The win over Tanner gave SU a point that proved to be crucial for the Redhawks' 4-3 win over the Wildcats. In doubles play, Newman was just as successful, teaming up with Sarah Lucas (Las Vegas, Nev.) to dispatch Idaho State's duo of Bacon and Madelyn Weltzin 8-2 Friday and Weber State's team of Tanner and Michelle Warwick 8-4 Saturday.
As a team, the Redhawks went 2-1 on the weekend, with a 5-2 victory over Idaho State and a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Weber State. The squad wrapped up the weekend with a 7-0 loss at Boise State.
"[Newman]'s a fantastic competitor," said Seattle U head tennis coach Mark Frisby. "Her assets are that she's mentally tough and figures out how to out-think her opponent."
Not only is she tough on the court, but Newman can be a force in the classroom as well. The senior currently holds a 3.148 grade point average as a sociology major.
Newman and the rest of the women's tennis team will next take the court Friday, Feb. 15 at Lewis-Clark State in Lewiston, Idaho. The squad's first home match of the year will come eight days later when they host Eastern Washington at The Sammamish Club in Issaquah, Wash. That match is slated to begin at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.
The Seattle University athletics department names a Featured Student-Athlete each Tuesday based on performances in competition and in the classroom.