Leeza Bodnar Named Forester Athlete of the Week

Photo by Tianna Bielke
Photo by Tianna Bielke

Lake Forest College women's tennis player Leeza Bodnar was named Forester Athlete of the Week on Thursday for her performance at the Midwest Conference Individual Tournaments over the weekend.

Bodnar, a sophomore, captured a conference title with freshman Julie Lord at #1 doubles. They entered the tournament as the #2 seed and posted an 8-2 victory over the top tandem from Beloit College in the quarterfinals. They added an 8-4 triumph over league champion Grinnell College in the semifinals, setting up a rematch with the top-seeded duo from Cornell, who gave Bodnar and Lord their only loss at #1 doubles during the conference schedule. The Foresters' best doubles team avenged that defeat with an 8-5 triumph in the championship on Saturday.

As the third-seeded player in Sunday's #3 singles tournament, Bodnar rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 victory in the quarterfinal round. She then upset the #2 seed from Cornell College 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals before falling to the top seed from Grinnell 6-1, 6-4.

Bodnar finished the fall portion of the 2017-18 season with a 13-3 record in singles and a doubles mark of 12-6.

Forester Athletes of the Week are selected by the Athletic Department on Thursdays.

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