Player of the Week: Alabama's Alba Cortina Pou went a perfect 3-0 in singles competition last week to improve to a team-best 8-0 on the dual-match season. Cortina Pou is on a nine-match winning streak dating back to the fall season. The senior began her week with a come-from-behind victory (4-6, 6-4, 6-3) against Lauren Lemonds of Michigan State, before picking up two additional victories in straight sets over the weekend in the Tide's two wins over Iowa State (vs Christin Hsieh, 6-3, 6-1) and UT Martin (vs Jule Streif, 6-1, 6-0). In addition, she earned two doubles wins on Saturday, Feb. 8 (vs Chang/Cancini, ISU 6-3; Aubin/Sakurai, UTM 6-1).
Freshman of the Week: Tennessee's Carly Briggs went a perfect 6-0 in dual-match play. In the Lady Vols win over Purdue, Briggs defeated Seira Shimizu, 6-1, 6-4, clinching the match. It was the second clinch this season for Briggs. In the win over Indiana, she defeated Alexandra Staiculesc, 6-2, 6-1. Briggs and partner Ariadna Riley went 2-0 on the week with wins over Purdue's Babic/Sabe, 6-4 and Indiana's McKamey/Mejic, 6-2. Briggs is 8-1 in singles and 7-1 in doubles this season.