Feb. 12, 2013
IRVING, Texas -
UCF's GENEVIEVE LORBERGS and CARLOS LOPEZ VILLA of Old Dominion have been named Conference USA Tennis Athletes of the Week. The duo was a perfect 4-0 in singles and doubles action last week.
Lorbergs' highlight of the week was when she rallied to upset No. 68 Lauren Kline of Furman in three sets, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2. For the second time this season, Lopez Villa knocked off a ranked foe as he defeated No. 76 Franiciso Dias of George Washington in a three-setter, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6.
C-USA TENNIS WEEKLY AWARDS
MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
CARLOS LOPEZ VILLA, OLD DOMINION
Sophomore / Madrid, Spain
Lopez Villa went a combined 4-0 in singles and doubles action last week. For the second time this spring, Lopez Villa defeated a ranked opponent. He knocked off No. 76 Franiciso Dias of George Washington in a three-setter, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6. In his second match of the week, he dominated Kacper Rams of Temple, 6-1, 6-0. He also teamed with Can Cetinel at No. 1 doubles for a pair of victories. This is his second C-USA Men's Athlete of the Week honor for the season and career.
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
2013 MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
GENEVIEVE LORBERGS, UCF
Senior / Victoria, Australia
Lorbergs was a perfect 4-0 in singles and doubles action. The highlight of the week came when she rallied to upset No. 68 Lauren Kline of Furman in three sets, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2. Prior to that victory, she and Josephine Haraldson topped Kline and Alex Moreno-Kaste, 8-3, at No. 1 doubles. It was Lorbergs' second victory in less than a month over a ranked player. She and Haraldson started the week with an 8-6 double win over Troy's Karoline Grymel and Lyubova Dorofeeva. In singles play, Lorbergs came back from a one-set deficit for a 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 victory against Grymel at the top singles spot. Lorbergs is now 11-9 in singles with a 5-1 mark at No. 1, while in doubles, the pair of Lorbergs/Haraldson are 13-5 with a 6-0 record at No. 1. This is her first C-USA Female Athlete of the Week honor for the season and career.
January 22 Carlos Lopez Villa, Old Dominion
January 29 Matt Frost, Southern Miss
February 5 Clifford Marsland, Tulsa
February 12 Carlos Lopez Villa, Old Dominion
January 22 Courtney Collins, Memphis
January 29 Dominique Harmath, Rice
February 5 Samantha Vickers, Tulsa
February 12 Genevieve Lorbergs, UCF
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