Player of the Week
Dominika Kanakova • South Carolina
Junior • Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
• Helped the Gamecocks record their top victory of the season in beating No. 18 Auburn with wins in singles and doubles.
• Clinched the doubles point with Jaklin Alawi versus Auburn to snap the Tigers’ streak of 15 consecutive doubles point wins.
• Scored the third point of the Auburn match to put the Gamecocks within one of clinching.
• Kanakova and Alawi, who are unranked, stunned sixth-ranked Macfarlane and Guarachi of Alabama to help the Gamecocks earn the doubles point.
• Guarachi and Macfarlane are the highest ranked duo Kanakova has beaten in her doubles career.
• The win over Guarachi and Macfarlane also marked the highest ranked doubles team a Gamecock duo has beaten since Dijana Stojic and Ana Marija Zubori topped sixth-ranked Nadja Gilchrist and Chelsey Gullickson of Georgia in the quarterfinals of the 2010 SEC Tournament.
3/22 Jen Pfeifler, Auburn W 6-4, 6-3
3/24 Antonia Foehse, Alabama L 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Doubles (with Jaklin Alawi)
3/22 #54 Burgmans/Kurteva, Auburn W 8-5
3/24 #6 Macfarlane/Guarachi, Alabama W 8-6
Freshman of the Week
Tiffany Tavares • Tennessee
Las Vegas, Nev.
• Tavares finished the weekend with a perfect 2-0 record.
• Her wins helped the Lady Vols gain momentum in a 6-1 victory over Kentucky as she captured the third point of the match.
• Against Vanderbilt, she battled back from a 6-1 first set loss to earn a 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 6 singles to earn match point and help the Lady Vols to the upstate of their in-state rival
3/22 Stephanie Fox, Kentucky W 6-1, 6-2
3/24 Frances Altick, Vanderbilt W 1-6, 6-3, 6-1