BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – For the second time this season and third time in her storied career, University of Tennessee at Martin senior Sarah Candeloro was named adidas Ohio Valley Conference Female Tennis Athlete of the Week.
A native of Dover, Del., Candeloro went 4-0 last week while helping guide the Skyhawks to their 10th and 11th consecutive victories. UT Martin won 6-1 at Southeast Missouri on April 4 before turning away Jacksonville State by a 6-1 margin at home on April 7.
In doubles, Candeloro partnered with Jemima Potter at No. 1 to claim a 6-4 win at Southeast Missouri before adding a 6-2 triumph over Jacksonville State. She also dialed up wins at No. 1 singles at Southeast Missouri (6-3, 6-0) and against Jacksonville State, fighting off an early deficit to win 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (2).
Candeloro’s individual success has been a key component in UT Martin ranking atop the OVC standings with a 7-0 league record. Playing exclusively at No. 1 in both singles and doubles, the preseason All-OVC honoree boasts a 10-2 singles record this spring, including a 6-1 mark against conference foes. She also has racked up a 9-3 doubles mark with an unblemished 6-0 OVC record in 2017.