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Oct. 22, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Senior Jaklin Alawi from the South Carolina women’s tennis team has been named AgSouth Athlete of the Week.

Alawi teamed with junior Dominika Kanakova to reach the championship doubles match of the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C. The pair registered 8-3 victories in their first two matches versus Wake Forest and Winthrop before downing two doubles teams from North Carolina in the quarters and semis. Alawi and Kanakova fell 8-2 to Hanna Mar and Ester Goldfeld of Duke in the finals.

Alawi also reached the singles quarterfinals of the regional with victories against Furman, Campbell and North Carolina. Alawi, ranked No. 63 this fall, picked up her most notable triumph of the event in defeating No. 71 Caroline Price of UNC 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in the round of 16. She lost to No. 35 Mar in the quarters in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.