South Dakota State’s Davies Named Player of the Week

South Dakota State’s Davies Named Player of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's Ffion Davies was named as The Summit League's women's tennis player of the week for her performance Feb. 26-March 4.

Ffion Davies, South Dakota State
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Davies collects her second honor of the season after a perfect 4-0 combined singles and doubles record during the week. Playing the No. 2 singles position, Davies scored a pair of straight-set victories, topping Creighton's Analese Snyder (3 and 2) and Ohio Dominican's Carla Leggett (4 and 0). At No. 1 doubles, Davies teamed with Jenny Blackburne for an 8-3 victory over Creighton's tandem to help the Jackrabbits claim the doubles point. Against Ohio Dominican, Davies and Blackburne notched an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles. Davies played a part in earning two points for SDSU in its 4-3 victory over ODU. For the season, Davies ran her singles record to 10-2 and doubles mark to 8-4.

Also nominated: Juliana Guevara, Oakland.

Previous recipients: 1/28 – Ffion Davies, South Dakota State; 2/5 – Eva Dalvai, Kansas City; 2/12 – Caterina Kiefer, Fort Wayne; 2/19 – Maddie Schulte, Kansas City; 2/26 - Beatriz Souza, South Dakota State.

Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 144,000 at nine universities, four of which are located in top 58 U.S. metro populations (Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Omaha). Member institutions include: Fort Wayne (Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), Kansas City (University of Missouri-Kansas City), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, Omaha (University of  Nebraska Omaha), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 54 All-Americans, 37 Academic All-America selections and seven NCAA Championships. For more information about the league and its history, visit to "See The Summit" or follow on Twitter @thesummitleague.