Pereira named SoCon Player of the Week
Pereira named SoCon Player of the Week
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Pereira earns first award of the season

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 27, 2018) –  Senior Alory Pereira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) was named the Women’s Tennis SoCon Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office Tuesday morning.

Pereira finished the week with a 5-1 record going undefeated in singles. She gave the Bucs their only point against NC State with a 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (11-9) win against Adriana Reami. She then won both matches against Miami (OH), including a three-set victory in singles play, which helped the Bucs clinch the match. Pereira defeated Milana Lysova 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 and then combined with Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) to defeat Miami’s duo 6-4. In their last match of the weekend, Pereira won another three-set win after falling behind. She won 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 against Elpida Malamou. In doubles, Pereira and Markesini clinched the doubles point against Western Kentucky with a 7-5 win.

The Sao Paulo, Brazil native holds a 6-1 record in No. 2 singles and a 4-6 record in No. 1 doubles when combined with Markesini.

The Bucs are on the road for their next five matches. They begin with conference rival Chattanooga on March 3. The match is set for 10:00 a.m.

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