Player of the Week
Katerina Popova • South Carolina
Junior • Moscow, Russia
• Helped the Gamecocks defeat Arkansas and LSU on the road on the same weekend for the first time since 2007.
• Along with Josefin Andersson, the Gamecocks’ No. 2 doubles tandem clinched the point versus Arkansas, the 14th time the Gamecocks won doubles in 18 matches this season.
• Picked up her second win against a ranked opponent this spring in defeating No. 97 Claudine Paulson of Arkansas.
• Became the team leader in singles wins this weekend with an 18-8 record.
• Also has the team’s best record in dual matches at 12-5 and is 5-4 in the SEC.
• Has won all three of her singles contests in helping the Gamecocks win three of their last four SEC matches to get back to 4-5 in the conference.
3/29 #97 Claudine Paulson, Arkansas W 5-7, 6-2, (10-6)
3/31 Mary Jeremiah, LSU W 6-2, 6-1
Doubles (with Josefin Andersson)
3/29 Pang/Huxley, Arkansas W 8-6
Freshman of the Week
Natalia Maynetto • Alabama
• Won three of the four matches she competed in over the weekend with the fourth going unfinished
• Clinched the match for the Crimson Tide against Frances Altick of No. 19 Vanderbilt
• Singles match versus the Commodores lasted nearly four hours
• Fought off three match points to even the third set at 5-5
• Has now won a team-leading seven singles matches in a row
• Remains undefeated in singles in conference play at 7-0 on the season
3/29 CeCe Witten, Kentucky W 6-1, 6-2
3/31 Frances Altick, Vanderbilt W 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
Doubles (with Emily Zabor)
3/29 Blajkevitch/Fox, Kentucky 3-2 DNF
3/31 Sellyn/Altick, Vanderbilt W 8-3