Will honored by SEC as women’s tennis player of the week

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The University of Florida’s Allie Will has been named the Southeastern Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

The Gator sophomore capped the regular season with a convincing 6-2, 6-1 victory against South Carolina’s 29th-ranked Anya Morgina and won her 75th career singles match, as she improved to 75-8 during her collegiate tenure.

On the doubles court, Will paired with freshman Alex Cercone and the team clinched the doubles point with an 8-4 win against 32nd-ranked Morgina and Dominika Kanakova won its sixth match in eight outings against a nationally-ranked opponent. The tandem of Cercone and Will is 8-0 this year, all coming in dual match action.

Will is 9-0 on the singles court this year in SEC dual matches, while posting an 8-0 record in league doubles play.

She has played the No. 1 singles position in 16 overall dual matches and is 15-1 at the top spot in those contests, including a 6-0 record versus SEC opponents. Will also has played the No. 1 doubles position in seven of eight SEC matches that completed, compiling an 8-0 record overall with a seven of those victories coming on court one.

Florida (22-1, 11-0 SEC) won the SEC regular-season championship, earned the No. 1 seed in this week’s SEC Tournament and received a first-round bye. The Gators will play the winner of the match between South Carolina and Ole Miss on Friday at Noon in the quarterfinals in Knoxville, Tenn.