BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Sarah Candeloro, a senior at the University of Tennessee at Martin, was named the adidas Ohio Valley Conference Female Tennis Athlete of the Week today.
Today’s announcement marks the second career adidas OVC Player of the Week honor for Candeloro, who also received the accolade on April 5, 2016.
Candeloro ignited a perfect Skyhawk weekend, as she went undefeated (2-0 at No. 1 singles, 2-0 at No. 1 doubles) to lead UT Martin to a pair of 7-0 sweeps over Belmont and Tennessee State.
The Dover, Del. native began her week by teaming up with Jemima Potter for a 6-1 doubles win against Lindsey Whitehead/Kendall Warren and a 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (7) singles win over Laura Kent of Belmont on Friday. Two days later against Tennessee State, Candeloro once again joined forces with Potter to post a 6-0 win over Taylor Patterson/Ashia Jones while tallying a 6-4, 6-1 singles win over Ani Popiashvili.
All in all, Candeloro helped set the tone for UT Martin to go a perfect 12-0 in singles, 4-0 doubles and win its sixth and seventh straight matches of the season.
Candeloro is currently 7-1 this spring at No. 1 singles, winning four consecutive decisions. In doubles play, she has teamed with Potter for a 6-3 overall record this spring, all coming at No. 1. She is a perfect 3-0 in both singles and doubles play against OVC foes.