Elon’s Braschi Named CAA Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

RICHMOND, Va. – Elon University women’s tennis junior Erica Braschi has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Tennis Player of the Week today, April 4, as announced by the league office.

Braschi received CAA Player of the Week honors for the first time this season after knocking off a nationally ranked opponent for the first time this season in Elon’s 5-2 team triumph over East Carolina.

Playing at No. 1 singles, the Phoenix junior rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 10-8 victory over 124th-ranked Celia Ruiz. Her win against Ruiz continued her run against good competition after she defeated University of Hawaii’s Cindy Nguyen on March 22, who was previously ranked No. 105 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Saturday’s match was the third-straight singles win for Braschi, who improved her record to 12-7 on the season.

The Phoenix returns to action on Wednesday, April 5, on the road at Gardner-Webb for a 2 p.m. match at the GWU Tennis Courts.