COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Jayci Goldsmith of Texas A&M women’s tennis was named the SEC Freshman of the Week by the league office Wednesday.
“This is a well-deserved award for Jayci having beaten the defending NCAA Champion in doubles,” Texas A&M head coach Mark Weaver said. “Getting the straight set win over a very good player in Golovin who has had a very good four year collegiate career.”
Goldsmith, a Dripping Springs, Texas native, posted a ranked singles and doubles victory in Baton Rouge last weekend. The freshman partnered with Tatiana Makarova to defeat No. 10 Eden Richardson and Jessica Golovin, the defending NCAA Doubles Champion, to earn their highest ranked victory as a team.
Goldsmith’s singles win over Golovin was her second straight over a ranked opponent, improving her season record to 15-5 in dual matches and 24-7 overall. Her 15 dual victories are the second most by an Aggie this season.
Kentucky’s Justina Mikulskyte was named SEC Player of the Week.
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