Halbert Named Conference Player of the WeekFebruary 23, 2011
ANDERSON, S.C.—Anderson University senior Julie Halbert has been named the South Atlantic Conference women’s tennis Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office Wednesday afternoon.
Halbert helped lead the team to a perfect 3-0 record last week as the Trojans earned convincing wins past Division I opponent USC Upstate (6-1), conference-foe Catawba (7-2) and Peach Belt opponent USC Aiken (5-1). AU improved to 4-1 overall on the season, including 2-0 in the SAC.
The native of Cesson Sevigne, France, boasted a perfect slate on the week, garnering three singles’ wins from her number three position in addition to a pair of victories on the doubles’ side without dropping a set, improving to a team-leading 4-1 on the season. She defeated Upstate’s Catherine Estupian, 6-1, 6-0, then topped the Indian’s Maggie McKee, 6-0, 6-3, and teamed with Marcela Gallegos to knock off McKee and Hannah Kovach, 8-3. Halbert closed the week by picking up a singles’ win past Aiken’s Andrea Cediel, 6-0, 6-2 and again teamed with Gallegos for an 8-5 win in doubles. The squad’s lone setback this season came earlier on the road at No. 1-ranked Armstrong Atlantic.