April 11, 2012

Jennifer Sher Earns Big West Women's Tennis Player of the Week Honors

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. --- Cal State Northridge senior Jennifer Sher has been named the Big West Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. In a pair of conference road matches last week, Sher finished undefeated in both singles and doubles play.

A senior from Hong Kong, Sher picked up her second weekly award in three weeks by playing some tough tennis at UC Davis and Pacific. Against the Aggies, Sher defeated Megan Heneghan 6-2 and 6-4 and teamed with Sabrina Man-Son-Hing to topple Heneghan and Ellie Edles, 8-2. 

The next day, Sher helped lead the Matadors to an important 5-2 road victory at Pacific. In singles, she posted a 7-5, 6-3 decision over Iveta Masarova and once again teamed with Man-Son-Hing to win a 9-7 contest in the No. 1 doubles draw. 

Sher is now 12-5 for the season in singles play, including a 5-2 mark against Big West opposition. Over her last 11 matches, Sher is 9-2 in singles play. 

In doubles, Sher and Man-Son-Hing are 12-4 on the year and 5-2 against conference competition. The tandem has now won six-straight matches and seven of their past eight.

Competing solely at the No. 1 and No. 2 draws, Sher improved her career record in two seasons to 29-10 in singles and 33-7 in doubles play. Her .744 singles career winning percentage ranks fourth in school history while her .826 career mark in doubles play ranks second. In fact, she ranks just .001 behind first all time, which is held by her former teammate Brooke Doane. 

Sher's award marks the third-straight week CSUN has had the conference's top court player according to the league coaches. Last week, Anna Yang earned the honors after picking up an impressive victory at UC Irvine. Two weeks ago, Sher earned the first weekly award of her career after posting a win over UTEP. 

Sher, who earned All-Big West First Team honors in both singles and doubles in 2011, was also named Northridge's Women's Big West Scholar Athlete of the Year.

An April 15 match with Cal Poly at Matador Tennis Complex represents the final home match of her career. First serve is slated for 11 a.m.