ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University junior Julia Lopez has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week in women's tennis for the week ending April 7, the SAC announced Monday.
Lopez rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 win in the final match at No. 4 singles as the Pioneers snapped 11th-ranked Wingate's 76-match SAC winning streak with a 4-3 win on Saturday. Lopez also won in doubles with teammate Africa Mota against the 29th-ranked Wingate team to help Tusculum win the doubles point.
The Zaragoza, Spain native has a 9-3 singles record this season, playing primarily at No. 4 singles, and is 6-1 in SAC matches. Lopez is 11-2 in doubles playing with Mota at flight two, and is 7-1 in conference competition including four straight wins. Lopez and Mota were ranked 33rd in the most recent ITA Division II doubles rankings.
The Pioneers (13-2, 8-0 SAC) are ranked 19th in Division II by the ITA heading into the final week of the regular season, with matches at home against Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and on Saturday at Catawba at noon.