Zubkova Named MVC Athlete of Week
Junior Julia Zubkova
Junior Julia Zubkova

Jan. 28, 2009

NORMAL, Ill. - Junior Julia Zubkova was named Missouri Valley Conference women's tennis Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office Tuesday. Zubkova led the Redbirds in their sweep of IUPUI Jan. 23, 2009, with both a doubles and a singles victory.

Zubkova defeated IUPUI's Emily Holsapple, 6-1, 6-0, at the No. 1 singles position and partnered with Franziska Steinhardt to top Holsapple and Vanessa Carna, 8-0, at the No. 1 doubles position.

"Julia is one of our returning veterans," said head coach Chris Hoover. "She is definitely one of the leaders of this team, and it is a nice way to start the season."

The Redbirds will return to the court on Feb. 8, 2009, to face Illinois in Champaign, Ill.