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    SEC Women's Tennis Weekly Honors


    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
    Naples, Fla.
    • 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