Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Molly Knox
Another WAC honor
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 02/28/2012
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DENVER - For the second time in as many weeks an Idaho women's tennis player earned the Western Athletic Conference's Player of the Week honor, and this week it's Vandal senior Molly Knox.

Knox, a senior from West Richland, Wash. (Portland State), had a perfect 4-0 combined record last weekend as Idaho picked up two victories. She won at No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-4, over Morgan Anderson of Brigham Young and dominated 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles against Samantha Teigen of Lewis Clark-State College.

"She obviously had a really good week, beating the No. 3 player from BYU, that's a huge win for her," Idaho coach Dan Pollock said. "That girl was a really highly-rated recruit coming out of high school, one of the top recruits in the region and a very good player."

At No. 2 doubles Knox, with teammate Sophie Vickers, won 8-5 over BYU's squad of Anderson and Desiree Tran, and won 8-3 over LCSC's duo of Teigen and Florencia Martina.

"Molly played great doubles as well, so that was great to see," Pollock added. "I think she definitely deserves it, she had a great weekend."

Last week it was Idaho sophomore Almudena Sanz who took home the honor, and Knox is the third Vandal in 2011-12 to be honored by the WAC as sophomore Victoria Lozano earned WAC Player of the Month honors in September.

"It's nice to see that everybody is having these big weeks from time to time," Pollock said. "If we're going to be successful we need everybody to step up week in and week out. If everybody steps up you give yourself a great chance to get those four wins that you need to win a match."

The Vandals are 9-4 on the spring season and have won seven of their last nine matches. Idaho will return to the court when the visit UTEP on March 2, New Mexico on March 3 and open WAC play against New Mexico State on March 4.

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