OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) has named sophomore Tathiana Pierre (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Ford) as their women's tennis Player of the Week after Pierre helped lead the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) women's tennis team to their first two wins of the season over the past week.
Pierre went 2-2 in singles play as the Lady Bears defeated CCNY and Vaughn College. The sophomore earned her first career singles win versus CCNY taking a 10-6 decision at No. 3 singles to tie the match at 3-3 against the Beavers heading into doubles competition. In doubles play, Pierre would team up with junior Victoria LoBosco (Glendale, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) at No. 2 doubles to clinch St. Joseph's first win of the season earning an 8-7 win after winning the tiebreaker 7-3 to give the Lady Bears a 5-4 team win. The sophomore picked up her second singles win of the week against Vaughn at No. 2 singles pitching a 10-0 shutout before once again teaming up with LoBosco, this time at No. 1 doubles, to earn an 8-2 triumph as St. Joseph's swept the Warriors 9-0.
The award is the first earned by a Lady Bear this season and the first given to Pierre in her brief career. The AD3I honor is the first ever handed out to a Lady Bear as this is the first season of the award.
St. Joseph's concludes their season this Saturday, October 26th as they take part in the HVIAC Tournament at the USTA National Tennis Center. First serve is set for 10 a.m.