WALTHAM, Mass. – Women’s tennis senior Keren Khromchenko of Manalapan, New Jersey, has been named the April 10th Brandeis Athlete of the Week, presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group.
Khromchenko was honored as the UAA Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career. She was undefeated for the 18th-ranked Judges at #2 doubles and #3 singles as the team went 3-0, including wins over two higher-ranked opponents. In doubles action, she teamed with junior Diana Dehterevich of Minsk, Belarus, for an 8-7 (8-6) win over Wellesley; 8-4 over NYU; and 8-5 over Skidmore. In singles, she outlasted Selina Peng of Wellesley, 5-7, 6-2, 10-5; Rupa Ganesh of NYU, 6-1, 6-1; and Renee Karchere-Sun of Skidmore, 6-7, 6-4, 10-8.
The Judges won the first match over Wellesley, 9-0, last Friday, then defeated 15th-ranked NYU, 6-3, on Saturday, and 13th-ranked Skidmore by the same score on Sunday. With the wins, the Judges improved to 9-4 on the season.
For her career, Khromchenko was a second-team All-UAA selection at #3 singles as a sophomore. She is a three-time Academic All-Association team member who was recently selected Phi Beta Kappa.
The Judges finish their regular season this week with matches at Tufts on Thursday, Bowdoin on Saturday and at home against Stonehill on Sunday.
This is the fourth year that the Brandeis Athlete of the Week program has been presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group. The Athlete of the Year Program highlights a top Brandeis student-athlete who has had an outstanding athletic achievement from the week prior. Each selected student-athlete will be featured on the Brandeis athletics homepage and inside the Chateau Waltham and Jake N Joes
Owned and operated by the Nocera Family, the Chateau Restaurant of Waltham opened in 1933 and set the standard for providing the tradition of Italian family dining, friendly service and quality food at reasonable prices for its customers. Located on 195 School Street, with 900 seats, the Chateau is always ready to accommodate large parties.
The Nocera Family consists of 6 brothers who have always had a passion for playing sports. In 2010, The Nocera Family launched a new concept, Jake n JOES Sports Grille. Jake n JOES Waltham opened in 2014 and is the best place to watch a game and enjoy quality food.
"Brandeis student-athletes are fantastic role models in our community,” says Chateau President Joe Nocera, “They exemplify the ideals of excellence and commitment both on and off the playing field. The Chateau Waltham and Jake n JOES Waltham are proud to partner with Brandeis Athletics to continue to enhance a positive focus within the Waltham Community."
Khromchenko is a 2015 graduate of Academy of Allied Health and Science.
For more information on Brandeis women’s tennis, visit the team’s web page at http://www.brandeisjudges.com/sports/wten.