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    SEC Women's Tennis Weekly Honors

    Player of the Week
    Nazari Urbina • Texas A&M
    Senior • Veracruz, Mexico


    • Urbina clinched Texas A&M’s highest-ranked win in school history with a come-from-behind 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1 victory over No. 4 Florida’s 53rd-ranked Alexandra Cercone in the last match standing, giving A&M the 4-3 victory and snapping the Gators’ 37-match SEC winning streak. It was Urbina’s highest ranked win in dual matches this season.
    • The win against Cercone marked Urbina’s 89th career victory, moving her into eighth place in the all-time A&M career records.
    • Urbina went 2-0 for the week at No. 3 singles, as she preceded the Florida match with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 victory over South Carolina’s Elixane Lechemia to close out the Aggies’ SEC opening 5-2 victory over the Gamecocks.
    • In A&M’s final non-conference tune-up against Baylor earlier in the week, Urbina had split sets while playing No. 2 singles for the first time this year, but the match went unfinished in the Aggies’ 4-0 victory over the Bears.
    • Urbina enters this week 3-1 in dual matches at the No. 3 line and 9-4 overall.

    Results
    Singles
    2/27       Victoria Kisialeva, Baylor             6-1, 6-1 DNF
    3/1         Elixane Lechemia, South Carolina            W 6-1, 1-6, 6-1
    3/3         #53 Alexandra Cercone, Florida                W 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1

    Freshman of the Week
    Yang Pang • Arkansas
    Nanjing, China


    • Pang continued a breakout freshman season in the opening weekend of SEC play, earning two wins over ranked opponents.
    • In the Razorbacks first match of conference play, they were tied 3-3 with the Wildcats with the result hinging on Pang’s match at No. 1 singles with No. 51 Nadia Ravita. Despite dropping the first set, Pang rallied back, winning the second set in a tiebreak and prevailing in a three-set battle.
    • The win clinched the victory for the Razorbacks and extended Arkansas’ winning streak over Kentucky to six straight matches.
    • She also helped Arkansas win the doubles point by winning a tight match 9-8 over Stiles/Lewis.
    •  Against Vanderbilt, she got her second straight victory over a ranked opponent, easily dispatching of No. 60 Lauren Mira 6-3, 6-3.
    • Having played the entire season at No. 1 singles against strong competition, she now has three wins over ranked opponents after defeating three ranked opponents during fall play.

    Results
    Singles

    3/1         #51 Nadia Ravita, Kentucky         W 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-4
    3/3         #60 Lauren Mira, Vanderbilt       W 6-3, 6-3

    Doubles (with Brittany Huxley)
    3/1         Stiles/Lewis, Kentucky  W 9-8(5)
    3/3         Sellyn/Altick, Vanderbilt             L 4-8