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DeLuca Earns USA South Player of the Week Honors

DeLuca Earns USA South Player of the Week Honors

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant women's tennis senior Annie DeLuca was named USA South Player of the Week, for the period ending on April 8, announced the conference on Monday afternoon.

DeLuca is the second Covenant player to earn the award this season and it is the second career weekly accolade for the senior.

A senior from Alpharetta, Ga., DeLuca went 2-0 at both No. 1 singles and doubles last week to help Covenant to a 1-1 record. DeLuca moves up to the No. 1 singles spot for the first time all year and snagged two victories. She was a 6-2, 6-3 winner over Berry's Sara Myers in Covenant's narrow, 5-4, loss to the regionally-ranked Vikings on Wednesday. In a 9-0 USA South win at Berea on Thursday, DeLuca defeated Alicia Bedolla 6-0, 6-0 at the top spot.

In doubles play, DeLuca teamed with Esther Eddy for two wins at the top flight. The duo won 8-6 over the Berry duo of Myers and Kathryn Barker on Wednesday, then defeated Berea's Bedolla and Erin Goodpaster, 8-0, on Thursday.

DeLuca is 13-4 on the year in singles play, with a 4-2 mark against USA South competition. She and Eddy have partnered for an 11-5 doubles record, while DeLuca has won 12 doubles matches overall. In her career, DeLuca is second in program history in singles wins with 42.

Covenant (9-8, 4-2 USA South) is the No. 3 West seed in this week's USA South Tournament. The Lady Scots will face No. 2 East seed North Carolina Wesleyan on Friday at 10 a.m. in the first round of the tournament at LaGrange College.

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