UMSL Tritons freshman Louisa Werner was named the GLVC Women's Player of the Week for the week of April 4.

University of Missouri–St. Louis freshman Louisa Werner was named on April 12 the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week. Werner posted a 10-1 record in dual matches on the previous week, helping the UMSL Tritons to a 4-1 record.

She opened the week by picking up wins at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles guiding the Tritons to a 9-0 win over Lindenwood University–Belleville. Werner defeated Lindsey Waters at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0, and teamed with Pujitha Bandi to collect a victory in doubles play over Jessica Moss and Cecelia Sanchez.

Werner then posted a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) victory on April 6 over Michelle Girgenti of the University of Southern Indiana (Evansville) in a non-conference match and also won with Bandi at No. 1 doubles over Girgenti and Lindsey White, 8-6. UMSL won the match, 5-4.

In UMSL’s 9-0 win over the University of Illinois-Springfield on April 8, Werner won at No. 1 singles, 7-6, 7-1, over Moraes Druvinka and captured a point for the Tritons at No. 1 doubles by defeating Druvinka and Jane Brown, 8-3.

The Tritons topped Quincy (Ill.) University on April 9, 6-3, with Werner picking up a No. 1 singles victory over Lauren Henry, 6-0, 6-1. She and Bandi posted an 8-2 win over Henry and Michelle Bertelsman, 8-2.

Werner and Bandi also won at No. 1 doubles on April 10 in a 5-4 loss to Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.). The duo picked up an 8-6 decision over Amy Ochs and Ellen Russell. Werner fell in her singles match to Kelsey Kuykendall, 6-3, 6-4.

As of the announcement of Werner’s player of the week achievement, her record for the season was 13-7 in singles action, including a 9-5 record at No. 1 singles. She and Bandi also were 11-2 overall at No. 1 doubles.

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