Barrett Named Athlete of the Week
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Following her 2-0 performance against Iowa State this past Sunday, West Virginia tennis sophomore Hailey Barrett has been named the Varsity Sports Report Athlete of the Week.
Barrett defeated Ksenia Pronina of Iowa State, 6-4, 6-4 to win her singles point, marking her third singles win of the season.
The Lansing, Mich., native also recorded a victory in doubles on Saturday. The duo of Barrett and junior Ikttesh Chahal won its second consecutive match, downing Sami Bidai and Ksenia Pronina, 8-4.
Barrett and the Mountaineers hit the road next for the Big 12 Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, from April 24-27.
WVU Athletes of the Week
Week 1: Asya Bussie, women’s basketball
Week 2: Bryce Bohman, swimming & diving
Week 3: Colin Johnston, wrestling
Week 4: Ziva Dvorsak, rifle
Week 5: Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics
Week 6: Bria Holmes, women’s basketball
Week 7: Marsielle McBeam, women’s track
Week 8: Christal Caldwell, women’s basketball
Week 9: Tim Squires, swimming & diving
Week 10: Harrison Musgrave, baseball
Week 11: Garrett Spurgeon, rifle
Week 12: Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics
Week 13: Bryce Bohman, swimming & diving
Week 14: Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics
Week 15: Hailey Barrett, tennis
This Week in Baseball
West Virginia will play four games this week, including a non-conference matchup against Ohio State on Tuesday at Hawley Field … first pitch is set for 6 p.m. … WVU will then travel to Oklahoma from April 17-19 for a Big 12 series … Thursday’s game will start at 7 p.m., Friday’s game will begin at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s finale is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.
Last Week in Baseball
The Mountaineers went 0-4 last week and have lost seven in a row … WVU fell 8-4 at Penn State last Tuesday … the Mountaineers were swept by No. 18 Oklahoma State over the weekend, falling 6-0 on Friday, 9-2 on Saturday and 7-4 on Sunday.
Notes & Quotes
WVU has an overall record of 16-15 and is 2-6 in Big 12 competition … despite the four losses, the WVU offense batted .289 over last week … center fielder Bobby Boyd (.471), second baseman Billy Fleming (.444) and catcher Cameron O’Brien (.400) all batted over .400, while first baseman Ryan McBroom hit .375 with four RBIs … Boyd leads the team overall with a .364 average, while Fleming is hitting .358 … McBroom leads the team with six homers and 35 RBIs, while batting .347 … despite taking his first Big 12 loss, left-hander Harrison Musgrave went 7.1 innings on Friday, allowing three runs, all unearned, on five hits with five strikeouts and two walks.
This Week in Gymnastics
Hope Sloanhoffer will compete at the NCAA National Championships, April 18-20, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, in Birmingham, Ala. … Sloanhoffer will compete alongside No. 15-ranked Penn State in the second semifinal session on Friday, at 8 p.m. ET.
Last Week in Gymnastics
The Mountaineers did not compete last week.
Notes & Quotes
Sloanhoffer is the program’s 18th individual qualifier, and the first since 2009 … similar to her rotation order at the Athens Regional Championships, Sloanhoffer and the Nittany Lions will open the meet on a bye … Sloanhoffer’s full rotation order: Bye, Floor Exercise, Vault, Bye, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam … Sloanhoffer, the Athens Regional beam co-champion, will be the final gymnast to compete on the beam … Friday’s second semifinal session features 18 gymnasts ranked in the top 50 nationally in the all-around, including No. 1 Bridget Sloan (Florida), No. 3 Katherine Grable (Arkansas), No. 4 Emily Wong (Nebraska), No. 7 Kytra Hunter (Florida) and No. 8 Alaina Johnson (Florida) … ranked No. 28, Sloanhoffer is the third-highest unattached gymnast competing in the second semifinal … the all-around champion will be determined by Friday’s semifinal results … the top-four gymnasts in each event (plus ties) from Friday’s semifinals will compete in the individual-event competition on Sunday, April 20, at 3 p.m. ET.
This Week in Track
West Virginia travels to Princeton, N.J. for the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19.
Last Week in Track
The Mountaineers placed fourth overall out of 20 participating schools at the George Mason Invite in Fairfax, Va. ... WVU recorded a team score of 59, behind two first-place individual finishes.
Notes & Quotes
Senior Chene Townsend won the 100-meter hurdles with a mark of 13.59, tying her second-best time in the event this outdoor season ... also recording a first-place result was sophomore Marsielle McBeam ... McBeam placed first in the high jump with a mark of 1.70 meters ... fellow sophomore Hannah Stone placed third in the high jump with a mark of 1.65 meters ... in the triple jump, senior Stormy Nesbit finished in second place with a leap of 12.46 meters.
This Week in Tennis
The West Virginia University tennis team is idle this week in preparation for the Big 12 Championship April 24-27.
Last Week in Tennis
The Mountaineers dropped their final regular-season match, 5-2, to Iowa State.
Notes & Quotes
Sophomore Hailey Barrett and junior Ikttesh Chahal won their second consecutive doubles match and fourth of the season ... Barrett won her first singles match since Feb. 7, defeating Ksenia Pronina, 6-4, 6-4 ... sophomore Vivian Tsui won her sixth singles match of the spring, downing Emma Waites, 6-1, 6-1
This Week in Rowing
The West Virginia University rowing team travels to Shamokin, Pa., to battle Bucknell and George Mason on April 19 at 11 a.m
Last Week in Rowing
The Mountaineers concluded the Knecht Cup, highlighted by the novice eight’s third-place finish.
Notes & Quotes
In the Grand Finals, the novice eight crew crossed the line in 7:17.02 for a third-place finish ... competing in the Third Final, the varsity eight crew beat out Colgate and George Mason for fourth place in 7:17.06 ... in the Third Finals, the varsity four boat edged out Connecticut to take fifth place, finishing in 8:13.25 ... the second varsity eight crew qualified for the Petite Final, finishing the heat in sixth place with a 7:07.18.
Head coach Jimmy King: “We obviously want and expect better results from our top crews, but they did make some progress this weekend in their racing. We’ll continue working to find more speed that we know lies within our team. Although we haven’t found our stride yet, the team continues to work hard because they know there is more speed to be found.”
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