Fayetteville, N.C. - The USA South Athletic Conference has released its weekly awards for March 30th with a pair of Battling Bishops earning honors in their respective sports. Freshman Fabio Pereira was named both Player and Rookie of the Week in men's tennis, while sophomore Natalia Lopez garnered her second straight Player of the Week accolade on the women's side.
Men's Tennis Player and Rookie of the Week
Fabio Pereira, N.C. Wesleyan - The freshman from Sao Paulo, Brazil earned a 4-0 singles record and a 3-1 doubles mark last week for the Bishops. In singles action, Pereira earned a trio of wins over USA South competition from Covenant, Piedmont and Maryville at the #1 position, while his fourth win of the week came against opposition from 25th-ranked DePauw at the #3 seed. In doubles play, Pereira teamed with Andres Gomez to collect wins over the three USA South opponents.
Women's Tennis Player of the Week
Natalia Lopez, N.C. Wesleyan - The sophomore from Maracaibo, Venezuela earned a 3-0 record at both the #1 singles and #1 doubles positions against USA South competition last week for the Bishops. In singles action, Lopez earned wins over opposition from Covenant, Piedmont and Maryville. In doubles play, she teamed with Maria Fernanda Orona to grab the three victories.
Congratulations Fabio and Natalia!