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Week 7: Women's Tennis Weekly Honors

6 days ago
SEC Staff
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Player of the Week: Tennessee's Sadie Hammond at the No. 1 singles spot, helped Tennessee upset No. 21 Texas A&M with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Katya Townsend. She made her season debut in the ITA singles rankings at No. 65. She took down the ITA's No. 31 doubles team, Jayci Goldsmith and Tatiana Makarova, in Tennessee's win over No. 21 Texas A&M, 6-2. For the second time this season, defeated LSU's Jessica Golovin and Eden Richardson in doubles - the defending NCAA doubles champions. After defeating the duo in January during ITA Kick-Off Weekend, partnered with Kaitlin Staines to take down LSU's No. 1 doubles pair at home this week, 6-3. She reached the highest doubles ranking by a Tennessee doubles team since the 2013 end of season rankings. Is 11-0 in doubles in dual matches this season and 17-0 dating back to the fall when partnered with Kaitlin Staines.

Freshman of the Week: Georgia's Meg Kowalski went 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles with two singles clinches and a doubles clinch. Kowalski increased her unblemished singles record to 13-0 including nine dual matches. Against #15 LSU, the match was at 3-2 with only two courts left when Kowalski outlasted Tiger sophomore Luba Vasilyuk 7-5 in the first set and then won the second set, 6-1, on court six to clinch the 4-2 team win. Heading into the match, Vasilyuk was 15-3 overall with an undefeated 10-0 dual mark. Earlier versus LSU, Kowalski and teammate Marta Gonzalez defeated Paris Corley and Taylor Bridges, 6-4, to obtain the doubles point for Georgia, while the last remaining court was knotted at 5-all between No. 74 Carle/Jokic and LSU's No. 3 Richardson/Golovin. Prior to the match, Corley/Bridges were 15-4 overall with a 9-2 dual mark, including 2-0 in the conference. Against #21 Texas A&M, Kowalski and Gonzalez defeated Riley McQuaid and Lucia Quiterio to make the Georgia duo 3-0 in dual play. In singles versus the Aggies, Kowalski clinched the 4-0 sweep, handing sophomore Dorthea Faa-Hviding her first dual loss and broke her nine-match win streak. Faa-Hviding is now 15-5 overall.