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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

April 19, 2011

Northwest tennis honors seniors

auricchio Harrison Quesada Sehgal Weir
Giovanni Auricchio Malcolm Harrison Daniel Quesada Vijit Sehgal Sureena Weir

MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State held its tennis Senior Day Tuesday afternoon in a ceremony held in the Northwest student recreation center. Giovanni Auricchio, Malcolm Harrison, Daniel Quesada, Vijit Sehgal and Sureena Weir were all honored.

Auricchio, who hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil, was an all-MIAA first team selection at number six singles in 2010 and at number three doubles in 2008. Auricchio was also named a second team all-league performer at number four singles in 2009 and five singles in 2008. His 65 career singles wins are the eighth-most in program history. For his career Auricchio is 65-26 (.714) in singles play and is 34-19 (.642) in doubles.

Harrison, a native of Kansas City, was named the MIAA Player of the Year following the 2010 season and was a first team all-MIAA honoree at number one singles. Harrison's 33 victories this season are a Northwest program record for most wins in a single season. Harrison compiled a record of 56-5 (.918) during his two years as a Bearcat in singles play and was 43-11 (.796) in doubles competition.

Quesada is from San Jose, Costa Rica, and is a transfer from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In his two seasons at Northwest, Quesada has a record of 25-13 (.658) in singles and 43-13 (.768) in doubles play. Quesada and his doubles partner, Harrison, are 12-1 together this spring and have won 12-straight matches.

Sehgal hails from Faridabad, India, and is a two-time second team all-MIAA selection at number two doubles (2008 and 2010). His 75 career doubles wins are tied for the third-most in program history and his 62 singles victories are the 10th-most in school history. His 137 combined wins lands him just outside the top-five for career wins in program history. Sehgal was named the ITA North Central Rookie of the Year and MIAA Freshman of the Year following the 2007-08 season.

Weir is a native of Midland, Texas, and has a career singles record of 39-12 (.765) and a doubles record of 31-17 (.646). Her 21 victories this season are tied for the eighth-most in program history for wins in a single season. Weir has won eight of her last 10 in singles competition and is 32-8 in her career during the spring season.

The Bearcat tennis teams will travel to Kansas City later this week for the MIAA Tournament. The Northwest men are the top seed while the women are the No. 4 seed.


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