Senior Katarina Jokic was named SEC Player of the Week for the fourth week this season announced by the conference Wednesday afternoon.
Jokic previously won the weekly honor three-consecutive weeks becoming the first women’s tennis athlete to win player of the week three-straight weeks since the awards began in 2000. Jokic becomes the first to win the award four-times in one season as well and joins Lauren Embree of Florida and fellow Bulldog Lauren Herring in earning the award five times in their respective careers.
The Novi Grad, Bosnia native is coming off clinches of both the doubles point and the match for the Bulldogs against No. 19 LSU. Undefeated, 9-0, in singles dual match action and improved to 4-0 against opponents ranked in the top-50 in singles after defeating No. 41 Taylor Bridges of LSU. Inched another win closer to reaching 100-career wins, now being only five away. In doubles, improved to 3-0 against top-25 ranked duos this season with partner freshman Ariana Arseneault after defeating No. 14 Nina Geissler and Eden Richardson of LSU.
As a team, the Bulldogs completed their fifth 4-0 sweep of the season, fourth against a conference foe, defeating LSU. Georgia also remained at No. 3 in this week’s ITA Poll, keeping themselves in the top-10 for the 61-straight weeks dating back to 2017.
Georgia will return to action on March 26 with a road trip to Lexington, Ky. to take on Kentucky then to Nashville on March 28 to take on Vanderbilt.