Verner earns second SAC Player of the Week award

Verner earns second SAC Player of the Week award

Tusculum College freshman Holly Verner was named the South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week in Women's tennis for the week ending March 25, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Verner (Del Mar, Calif.), who earned SAC Player of the Week honors for the second time this season, boosted her singles winning streak to five straight matches with three wins last week, and added three doubles victories as Tusculum extended its team win streak to 10 in a row.

Playing at #1 singles, Verner lost a total of five games in her three singles matches, taking a 6-2, 6-0 win over Virginia-Wise, a 6-0, 6-1 triumph at Carson-Newman and a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Catawba. She also added three doubles victories with partner Katelyn Doss, losing just seven games in three victories.

Overall, the freshman is 11-2 in both singles and doubles while playing out of the #1 position, helping the Pioneers to a 12-1 overall record and a 3-0 mark in the SAC.

Tusculum, which defeated Wingate 5-4 on Monday for its 11th consecutive win, will be back in action Thursday afternoon at Newberry, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

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