April 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM CDT - Updated July 2 at 10:10 PM
From Arkansas State University
Arkansas State sophomore Tamara Slijepcevic was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Tennis Second Team at the championship banquet Wednesday night on the campus of Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Novi Sad, Serbia native finished the season with an 11-4 record and ended the campaign on a three-match winning streak. Slijepcevic entered the season on a nine-match winning streak and extended it to 12 before falling in her fourth match of the year against FAU.
"I'm really proud of Tamara and she's done a great job this year," ASU tennis coach Marina Engelbrecht said. "Playing No. 1 is not easy and I really appreciate her competitive spirit. She loves pressure and can perform when things are close. I love that about her."
Slijepcevic played all 15 matches in No. 1 singles position for A-State this season and posted impressive wins over Troy's Karoline Grymel (13-9), Northwestern State's Polina Konop (14-4), and Middle Tennessee State's Irina Constantinide (10-8).
The Arkansas State (5-10) tennis team earned the 11th seed in the Sun Belt Conference Tennis Tournament. The Red Wolves will take on the No. 6 seed Middle Tennessee State at Red Lerille's in Lafayette, La. First serve is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday.