Renee Verboven, a freshman on the UMSL women's tennis team

University of Missouri–St. Louis freshman Renee Verboven (pictured) has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, as announced on April 2 by the league office.

Verboven won a pair of matches at No. 3 singles and notched four wins at No. 1 doubles to remain unbeaten in league play this spring. She posted a 6-1, 6-3 victory over the University of Southern Indiana’s (Evansville) Lindsey White at No. 2 singles during the UMSL Tritons’ cross division 5-1 win over the Screaming Eagles. Verboven followed that performance at the No. 3 singles position with a victory over McKendree University’s (Lebanon, Ill.) Nathalia Oliveria, and then prevailed over Quincy (Ill.) University’s Allison Callahan, 6-0, 6-2. Verboven closed the week not dropping a set over the University of  Illinois Springfield’s Faith Hook, 6-0, 6-0. 

She also teamed up with junior Louisa Werner to win all four matches at No. 1 doubles, 8-4, 8-3, 8-5, and 8-3, respectively, as the Tritons defeated Southern Indiana (5-1), McKendree (7-2), Quincy (9-0), and Illinois Springfield (9-0).

The Waalre, Netherlands, native has won six straight singles matches and is 9-1 in her last 10 outings, and has won 13 consecutive doubles matches with Werner.

The honor is Verboven’s first of her career, and first for UMSL since teammate Werner won the award on March 7.

Verboven is enrolled in the Pre-Engineering Program.

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