MIAC Athletes of the Week – April 16, 2019

MIAC Athletes of the Week - 2018-19

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Athlete of the Week award winners for tennis and women's golf on Tuesday with Carleton sweeping the honors.

The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated by the Conference's sports information directors and selected by MIAC staff. Throughout the spring season, team sports (baseball, softball) Athletes of the Week will be recognized on Monday afternoons, with individual sports (golf, tennis, outdoor track and field) announced on Tuesday afternoons. The winners of the latest Athlete of the Week awards are listed below, along with details on their outstanding performances.

To view each sport's 2018-19 Athlete of the Week home page, navigate to the MIAC's Awards page or visit the 2018-19 Athlete of the Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.

MIAC Women's Golf Athlete of the Week
Ziyi Wang
Carleton College
Beijing, China | Lighthouse Christian Academy

Ziyi Wang won her third tournament of the 2018-19 season over the weekend, as she posted scores of 77 and 76 for a nine-over-par 153 at the Wartburg Spring Invitational. Wang led the field of 48 competitors, while the Knights won their 19th tournament in their last 21 events, with the other two results over that stretch being top-seven finishes at each of the last two NCAA Championships.

MIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Leo Vithoontien
Carleton College
Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok Patana School

Leo Vithoontien won all eight matches he played last week, with four wins in singles and four in doubles. He extended his singles win streak to 14 matches and avenged his only loss to a D-III opponent this season when he defeated nationally-ranked Jake Trondson of Hamline on Friday night. Vithoontien returned to the court on Sunday and cruised past the top player in the lineup for regionally-ranked Coe College by a 6-0, 6-1 margin. In doubles, he and Jordon O'Kelly dropped only nine games total in their four victories.

MIAC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Sonya Romanenko
Carleton College
San Diego, Calif. | Rancho Bernardo

Sonya Romanenko extended her singles win streak to 12 matches with three more victories last week to go along with a trio of doubles triumphs. Carleton's week concluded with a 7-2 win over No. 38 Bethel on Sunday. In solo action, Romanenko notched a pair of straight-set wins before rallying from a set down to defeat regionally-ranked Grace Riermann of Bethel.