FREDERICK, Md.--Freshman Jillian Elkaim of the women's tennis team has been selected as the Hood College Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 15.
Elkaim won three matches at first singles and two doubles matches in a jam-packed week of matches for the Blazers in Hilton Head, S.C. The native of Boyds, Md., started the week by defeating Jaclyn Mummaw of Olivet, 6-1, 6-1, for Hood's lone singles victory of the match. She then ousted Marian's Dana Reynolds, 6-0, 6-0, and teamed up with Laura Saad to defeat Reynolds and Alyssa Richard at third doubles, 8-3. Elkaim rounded out the trip with another decisive 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Bethany Merryman of Seton Hill. She and Larisa Buriak downed Merryman and Tif Gilbert at first doubles, 8-1, in an 8-1 Hood win.
Elkaim is currently 7-2 on the season in singles action and 4-5 in doubles play. She and the Blazers (4-6) begin CAC play Tuesday hosting Wesley College at the Baker Park Tennis Courts.