Andrea Koskiniemi of Staples was named Women's Tennis Player of the Week by the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on Tuesday, March 27.
The Concordia women's tennis team had a breakout weekend March 24-25, scoring its first two MIAC victories of the season and adding to a stretch of seven wins in its last nine matches. Emerging in the Cobbers' big weekend was the freshman Koskiniemi, who went 4-0 in two singles and two doubles matches to contribute to both victories in a big way. In each match, she was involved in a dramatic comeback win that was big for momentum and the final match score.
On Saturday, March 24 Koskiniemi scored a 6-3, 6-1, win at No. 3 singles and teamed with Julie Olson for a 9-7 win at No. 2 doubles in Concordia's 7-2 win over Macalester. In the doubles match, Koskiniemi and Olson twice faced match point, but battled back to eventually earn the win.
The next day, the Cobber freshman teamed with Olson for an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles, and her No. 3 singles win again featured a dramatic rally. Koskiniemi dropped the first set, 4-6, and the second set went to a tie breaker. However, Koskiniemi emerged victorious in the second set, 7-6 (7-2), and took the third set 10-4 for the win.
It is the first conference award for Koskiniemi.
Through March 31, she is 6-10 in singles play and 6-10 in doubles competition.