Denver’s O’Loughlin Becomes First to Win Three Straight #SummitWTN Player of the Week Awards

Denver’s O’Loughlin Becomes First to Win Three Straight #SummitWTN Player of the Week Awards

ELMHURST, Ill. – Denver's Julia O'Loughlin was named Summit League Women's Tennis Player of the Week for her performance Feb. 20-26.

Sr. // Highland Beach, Fla.

  • Collected her third straight Player of the Week award, the ninth of her career (t-3rd most all-time) and fourth this season (t-2nd most all-time)
  • Becomes the first tennis player (men's or women's) in league history to claim honors in three consecutive weeks
  • Defeated Yale's Samantha Martinelli (6-0, 2-6, 7-5) at No. 1 singles
  • Teamed for No. 1 doubles victories over tandem's from Utah (6-2) and Yale (6-0)
  • Helped Denver to two victories (Utah and Yale) at Blue Gray National Tennis Classic
  • Owns a 8-1 singles record and 7-2 doubles mark this season
  • Currently ranked No. 43 in singles and No. 37 in doubles (with Bianca Mok) by ITA

Also nominated: Barbora Kollarova, South Dakota

Previous recipients: Jan. 23 – Jana Lazarevic, South Dakota; Jan. 30 – Julia O'Loughlin, Denver; Feb. 6 – Bianca Mok, Denver; Feb. 13 – Julia O'Loughlin; Feb. 20 – Julia O'Loughlin, Denver

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