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Olivia Janowicz is a team-best 24-5 on the singles court this year.

Wednesday February 12, 2014Olivia Janowicz Named SEC Player of the Week

Gainesville, Fla.

Olivia Janowicz is a team-best 24-5 on the singles court this year.

Florida’s Olivia Janowicz (Palm Bay, Fla.) was recognized as the Southeastern Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.


This is the first time in her career Janowicz has been honored with the SEC’s weekly award.


The Gator senior helped the squad to a 2-1 record at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, as she compiled a combined 4-2 singles and doubles -playing the No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles spot - record at the National Team Indoor Championships.


Some Highlights:

·         Posted two big individual upsets – one on the singles court and one on the doubles court.

·         Upset Southern California’s No. 13 Sabrina Santamaria – who ranked No. 1 during the 2013 Fall – and helped the Gators rally for a 4-1 win.

·         13th-ranked Santamaria was the highest-ranked player Janowicz has defeated in her career (previous was ranked No. 30 in Jan. 2011).

·         Doubles win against Southern Cal’s No. 7-ranked team in the country, 6-4 – she and her partner are unranked in doubles.

·         Has won a team-best 24 singles matches and is 4-1 playing the No. 1 singles spot – a career-high position for her.


The Gators (6-1) have a full week off from competition and will return to the court on Tue., Feb. 18 when the team plays host to Florida State beginning at 4 p.m. Admission to all regular-season home matches is free.



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