Lincolnshire's Denise Muresan defeated Kateryna Yergina of Columbus, Ohio 6-2, 6-4 to capture the 10th annual John Mansueto Memorial tennis tournament held at Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago Aug. 25.
A recent University of Michigan graduate, Muresan was a standout at Stevenson High School, winning the IHSA singles state championship in 2005 before her reign as a top-ranked collegiate player at Michigan.
The tournament is named after John Mansueto, a resident of south suburban Olympia Fields who passed away at the age of 42 in 2003.
Ball State University freshman goalkeeper Brooke Dennis was named Monday as the Mid-American Conference defensive player of the week for women's soccer.
Dennis played all 90 minutes between the posts in Ball State's 3-0 shutout victory over Eastern Illinois. She made 5 saves, all in the second half, while also coming off her line to play several crosses and directing the efforts of the Cardinals' back line.
A product of Wauconda and Mundelein High School, Dennis teamed with fellow goalkeeper Layne Schramm to hold both Ball State opponents scoreless during the week. Schramm was in goal for the Cardinals' 2-0 shutout Sunday against Tennessee Tech.
Dennis has made two starts this year and recorded a shutout in each. She held Green Bay scoreless on Aug. 25 in the first appearance of her college career.
With two wins over the weekend, Ball State is 4-1-0 overall, having won four of its first five games for the first time since 2005.