Sara Loncarevic of Murray State women’s tennis has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Co-Female Player of the Week. She shares the weekly honor with Austin Peay’s Fabienne Schmidt.
Loncarevic went 4-0 across singles and doubles competition on the week, refusing to drop a single set over Murray State’s two matches. The fifth-year senior cruised to a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Southern Indiana’s Rachel McCorkle at the No. 1 singles position on Saturday, while also teaming up with Marit Kreugel to earn a convincing 6-0 victory at No. 3 doubles on the day.
She continued that momentum into Monday’s match against Louisiana Tech, storming back from being down 1-5 in the first set of her match at No. 1 singles against Leonie Schuknecht to secure a 7-5, 7-5 straight-sets victory. She also got the job done in doubles with a 6-4 triumph at No. 3 to complete the perfect week. With the outstanding week, the Guilherand-Granges, France, native recorded her 101st career victory across all competitions in a Racer uniform.
She is the first Racer to earn a weekly award in 2021, and the first since Stasya Sharapova garnered the honor on March 3, 2020.