May 4, 2012
MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin women’s tennis team held its annual end-of-the-year banquet in Heritage Hall Thursday night. Senior Alaina Trgovich led the honorees as the team’s Most Valuable Player.
Trgovich led the team with 14 doubles wins, all of which came from the No. 1 position. Additionally, the Munster, Ind., native posted a 12-11 singles mark, with four victories coming from the top spot. The senior’s impressive season was also recognized by the conference as she was named a second-team All-Big Ten honoree.
After starting the season at No. 4 singles, Trgovich worked all the way up to the No. 1 spot, where she competed throughout the entire Big Ten season. Her most impressive win of the season came on April 15 when she earned her first career victory over a ranked opponent by knocking off then-No. 65 Leslie Hureau of Indiana.
Head coach Brian Fleishman presented senior Lauren Gruber with the team’s Grinder Award. Fleishman noted Gruber’s dedication and admirable work ethic.
Sophomore Caroline Bauer received the team’s Lifter of the Year award. Strength coach Mike Boykin commented on Bauer’s hard-work and dedication in the weight room. According to Boykin, the sophomore showed up to her 6:15 a.m. workouts eager and ready to work.
Additionally, Fleishman named junior Hannah Berner team captain of next year’s 2012-13 squad. Berner finished the season on a three-match winning-streak and will lead the team as the lone senior.
Wisconsin finished the season at 12-12 overall, while going 3-8 in the Big Ten. UW suffered an opening round, 4-0, loss to No. 53 Indiana in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament.