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April 2, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C.Jelena Rajic from the South Carolina women’s tennis team was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week on Wednesday, the league office announced.

Rajic helped Carolina defeat LSU on Friday with a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Kylie Adamek at No. 6 singles. Rajic also teamed with Natasa Vuckovic for a 9-7 triumph over the Tiger duo of Adamek/Robinson at the third doubles position.

In a 5-2 loss to Arkansas, Rajic picked up one of the Gamecocks’ two points in singles play, a 5-7, 6-4, (10-1) win versus Audrey Bordeleau. The Lady Razorback entered the match with a 28-8 overall record and was 10-2 at No. 6 singles while owning a 15-3 record in dual matches.

Rajic joined the Gamecocks in mid-January from Subotica, Serbia. She is 9-6 in singles play and has won four of her last five contests in singles and doubles.

Rajic shared the honors with Karen Nijssen of Ole Miss.