AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn women’s tennis player Andie Dikosavljevic has been named SEC Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Wednesday. The sophomore was instrumental in Auburn’s upset wins over No. 14 Texas A&M, a first for the program, and No. 9 LSU.
“Andie continually works hard everyday to be one of the best collegiate athletes in the nation,” said Auburn head coach Lauren Spencer. “This award is just one of many that we anticipate her achieving this year. We are extremely proud of all that she has accomplished so far and look forward to all the she has in store for the rest of the season.”
Dikosavljevic opened the weekend with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Texas A&M’s Saska Gavrilovska, ranked No. 53, and followed it up with a 6-1, 6-4 win over No. 20 Joana Vale Costa of LSU. After her impressive weekend she moved up to No. 21 in the latest ITA Singles rankings.
Teaming up with senior Paula de Man in doubles for the first time this season, the duo clinched the doubles point for Auburn against LSU, taking down Abigail Owens and Skylar Kuykendal 7-5 on court two.
Dikosavljevic is now 10-2 in the dual match season with her only two losses coming to top 10 ranked opponents. She is also 11-1 in doubles for the spring season.
This is the first time an Auburn women’s tennis player has been named SEC player of the week since Plamena Kurteva won the award in 2011.
Auburn will face off against No. 71 Tennessee on Friday in Knoxville and then travel to Athens, Ga. for a matchup against No. 3 Georgia on Sunday.