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Week 3: Women's Tennis Weekly Honors

9 days ago
SEC Staff
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Player of the Week

Ole Miss' Arianne Hartono helped the Rebels to a 2-1 record at the ITA National Team Indoor including wins against No. 13 UCLA and No. 11 Texas. The Rebels' lone loss was to the eventual champion, North Carolina. She beat the No. 1 ranked Bianca Turati in the nation in straight sets to give the Rebels a 3-2 lead and set up her teammate for the match-clinching win against Texas. Against UCLA, she beat the No. 12 ranked Ena Shibahara in straight sets to put the Rebels on the board after they had dropped the doubles point and the No. 2 singles match. Improved to 15-4 overall and 6-0 at No. 1 singles and has won eight straight matches this spring.

Freshman of the Week

Georgia's Katarina Jokic was the only freshman in the ITA National Team Indoors to win all three of her doubles matches. Playing on court No. 2 in doubles, Jokic had two point clinchers - one of which was against the second-ranked tandem in the nation. Jokic and partner Mariana Gould improved to a perfect 6-0 in dual play, winning every match played. In singles, Jokic faced three opponents ranked in the top-15 at the National Indoors, which stood as the toughest slate for a freshman. All of Jokic's matches occurred on the No. 1 court and the one win marked the only freshman victory on court No. 1 in the tournament. In total, freshmen went 1-5 with seven unfinished while playing No. 1. The victory over No. 9 Samantha Harris of Duke marked the freshman's highest-ranked win of the 2017-18 season. Jokic is 8-2 against ranked opponents overall including a 6-0 record inside the top-25. The two unfinished matches marked her first non-finished matches of the dual season as she came into the tournament 3-0. Jokic led the top-ranked player in the country, Bianca Turati, at the time of Georgia's clinch.