Feb. 16, 2011
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Cal State Northridge senior Brooke Doane was named Big West Conference Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. In a pair of Big West matches last week, Doane posted a perfect 4-0 record in doubles and singles play.
One of the top players in school history, Doane helped the Matadors sweep Cal State Fullerton, 7-0, by winning at No. 1 singles and doubles on Feb. 8. Four days later, Doane recorded a No. 2 singles win and No. 1 doubles victory as the Matadors narrowly fell 4-3 to No. 43 Long Beach State.
In the match against the Titans, she teamed with Jennifer Sher to win 8-2 at the No. 1 doubles draw over Monica Rodriguez and Tiffany Mai. In singles action, she toppled Mai in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-1.
Against the nationally ranked 49ers, Doane and Sher helped the Matadors claim the first point of the match. They won their No.1 doubles draw 8-5 over Deborah Armstrong and Anais Dallara. In singles work, she posted the first win over Long Beach State of her career with a thrilling, three-set victory over Jaklin Alawi: 6-4, 2-6 and 6-4.
Doane and Sher are now a perfect 6-0 on the season at the No. 1 doubles draw and have entered the ITA Rankings as the No. 78 doubles tandem in the nation. For her career, Doane owns a 56-12 (.824) double record, the best winning percentage and the second-most doubles wins in school history.
She has earned All-Big West Doubles First Team honors the past two seasons and earned Second Team honors during her freshman season in 2009. What may be more remarkable is that Doane has accomplished all this success in doubles with a different playing partner in all four of her seasons at CSUN.
In singles action, Doane is now 3-3 on the season and 36-30 for her career. She earned All-Big West Singles Second Team honors in 2009. This is the second time in her career that Doane has been named Big West Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week, also having received the award on Mar. 9, 2010.
Off the court, Doane is a member of CSUN's Student-Athlete Advisory Council, serving as the co-president for the 2010-11 school year. At the end of the 2010 playing season, Doane received the ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship. She will graduate in May 2011 with a degree in biochemistry.
Although the Matadors fell 4-3 to Long Beach State, the match provided the team with plenty of confidence as, weather permitting, the Matadors prepare to host UC Santa Barbara (Saturday, Feb. 19) and UC Davis (Sunday, Feb. 20) in a pair of Big West matches.