ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Tusculum's Julia Lopez has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Women's Tennis Player of the Week for matches played April 1 through April 7, the Conference announced today.
Lopez, a junior from Zaragoza, Spain, led the No. 19 Pioneers to a 2-0 record last week, including a thrilling 4-3 win over No. 11 Wingate. Lopez rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 4 singles in the final match against Wingate. The win snapped Wingate's 76-match SAC winning streak. In addition to her win at No. 4 singles against Wingate, Lopez was victorious at No. 2 doubles with partner Africa Mota. Along defeating Wingate, the Pioneers picked up a 7-0 win over Mars Hill last week.
This is Lopez's first Player of the Week selection this season.
2018-19 AstroTurf SAC Women's Tennis Players of the Week
Feb. 4 – Yana Fleyer, Queens
Feb. 11 – Brittani Brooks, Tusculum
Feb. 18 – Sanne Janssen, Lenoir-Rhyne
Feb. 25 – Laura Dean, Anderson
Mar. 4 – Michela Verpelli, Wingate
Mar. 11 – Michela Verpelli, Wingate
Mar. 18 – Yana Fleyer, Queens
Mar. 25 – Annie McCullough, Tusculum
Apr. 1 – Annie McCullough, Tusculum
Apr. 8 – Julia Lopez, Tusculum
AstroTurf is an official corporate partner of the South Atlantic Conference and title sponsor of the Conference's Player of the Week awards program.