SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- Emily Ruttkowski (Castrop-Rauxel, Germany) of the Eastern Nazarene College women's tennis team has been selected as the Commonwealth Coast Conference Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday.
Ruttkowski began her collegiate career with a pair of singles wins and two doubles victories to help the Lions start the season 2-0.
In Eastern Nazarene's season-opening win at Curry, Ruttkowski claimed a straight-sets victory at the No. 1 singles position. She also teamed up with Adele Duval (Redding, Calif.) to cruise to an 8-1 win at the top doubles spot.
Ruttkowski capped off the week with a 6-0, 6-1 victory at the No. 2 singles slot and partnered with Sharon Biondi (Barquisimeto, Venezuela) to collect an 8-3 win at the No. 1 doubles position.
Looking ahead, the Lions return to the courts September 12 to host Regis in a non-conference tussle.