Whitman Athlete of the Week Etienne Moshevich

Andy Jobanek

Each week the sports staff will pick one Whitman athlete that performed exceptionally in the previous weekend’s games. The distinction will be judged both on the individual’s performance and their impact on the team.

Whitman College Tennis player Etienne MoshevichSophomore No. 1 singles and doubles player Etienne Moshevich led the Whitman Men’s tennis team to a big win over conference-rival Pacific Lutheran University on Saturday, Feb. 7. During the competition, Moshevich won a close match in No. 1 singles against Kevin Floyd of Pacific Lutheran and teamed up with Nadeem Kassam to win at No. 1 on the doubles side as well. For his efforts Moshevich is this week’s Whitman athlete of the week.

Last year, Pacific Lutheran was the team Whitman beat in the Northwest Conference Championship match to take home the trophy. A year before that, Whitman entered the conference tournament as the number one seed, but was upset by Pacific Lutheran in the championship match. The two teams have met in the championship round of the conference tournament each of the last five years. Barring an upset, the two appear destined for another fateful match this year, but with last Saturday’s victory, Whitman will enter that match with the upper hand, thanks in part to Moshevich.