Feb. 12 C-USA Men's & Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week

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
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.

 

 

2013 MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
MALE
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

FEMALE
January 22 Courtney Collins, Memphis
January 29 Dominique Harmath, Rice
February 5 Samantha Vickers, Tulsa
February 12 Genevieve Lorbergs, UCF

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