McPherson College’s Emma Sheehan (Fullerton, Calif.) has earned the first women's KCAC Tennis Athlete of the Week honor for the 2014 season. The award is based on performances from March 17-23.
Sheehan finished 2-2 in No. 1 singles and 3-1 in No. 2 doubles this week for the Bulldogs. Her singles wins came against Biola University (Calif.) (6-3, 6-1) and Hope International University (Calif.) (6-2, 6-1); Sheehan dropped matches against No. 9 Vanguard University (Calif.) (6-0, 6-1) and No. 12 Westmont College (Calif.) (6-0, 6-0). In doubles play, Sheehan and her partner Brittany Gourlay (Riverside, Calif.) had a signature win over No. 9 Vanguard, 9-7, knocking off a Top-10 nationally ranked doubles team. The pair also defeated Biola (8-4) and Hope International (8-0); they lost, 8-4, to Westmont.
Sheehan is 6-3 in singles and 8-1 in doubles this season. The McPherson women's team is 6-4 overall and went 2-2 on the week.