The University of Florida’s Alex Cercone (Seminole, Fla.) was named the Southeastern Conference Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.
Cercone helped the Gators (17-1, 6-0 SEC) earn conference sweeps against Ole Miss and Mississippi State last week, as she posted a combined 3-0 singles and doubles record.
Cercone played a career-high No. 3 in singles in the match against the Bulldogs and a continued to play a career-high No. 1 in doubles.
In singles, Cercone made her collegiate debut at the No. 3 position in the lineup and didn’t miss a step, as she earned a 6-3, 6-2 victory against Danielle Terpko.
In the road match at Ole Miss, Cercone overcame a one-set deficit and rallied for the 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 win that gave UF a 3-0 lead in the team scoring. That victory was Cercone’s 25th win this year.
On the doubles court, Cercone paired with sophomore Allie Will (Boca Raton, Fla.) at the No. 1 position at Ole Miss, where the Gator duo upset 21st-ranked Kristi Boxx and Abby Gurthrie, 8-4 and provided the clinching doubles-point win.