Heneghan Records Player of the Week Hat Trick

By winning two tight battles in last weekend's home finale, Megan Heneghan became the conference's only three-time Player of the Week recipient this season when the league announced its award winners Wednesday morning.

April 23, 2014

DAVIS, Calif. – The final Big West Women's Tennis Player of the Week award of the season was bestowed to a familiar name as senior Megan Heneghan collected her third weekly honor as announced by the conference on Wednesday. 

Heneghan is the Aggies’ first-ever player to receive this honor on as many occasions in a single season; the Tustin native is the only three-time recipient from any of the league's nine teams this year as she was also selected by the conference on Feb. 19 and March 12.

Responsible for UC Davis’ point-clinching win in the doubles round alongside partner Melissa Kobayakawa, Heneghan capped a five-hour day by defeating San Jose State’s No. 1 player, Marie Klocker, in a wildly entertaining three-set battle. By sweeping both matches played, Heneghan helped the Aggies earn two of their three team points against the Spartans.

By defeating Klocker (and depending on her team’s fate at this weekend's tournament), Heneghan now has the potential to become UC Davis’ first Division I singles player to record 20 or more singles wins in a season.

Competing for the final time in front of her home fans at the Marya Welch Tennis Center last Saturday, Heneghan extended her Division I program-high doubles win streak to 15 and earned her career-high 18th overall and 14th dual singles match.

Including Saturday’s doubles victory, an additional two records now bear Heneghan’s name the 20 overall, and 17 dual wins collected in 2014 are new UC Davis Division I program highs.

UC Davis will look to even its playoff record against UC Santa Barbara and advance to Saturday’s semifinal when the Aggies open action at this year’s Big West Women’s Tennis Tournament on Friday. Taking place from Indian Wells, Calif. at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the Aggies’ inaugural playoff match will start at 11 a.m.