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Megan Davies Named SEC Player of the Week
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Megan Davies Named SEC Player of the Week

Senior Posted Two Wins Over Top-40 Players

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Senior Megan Davies from the South Carolina women’s tennis team was named SEC Player of the Week on Wednesday.

Davies won three matches against ranked opponents between singles and doubles to help the Gamecocks pull two upset victories on the road and extend their winning streak to four matches. She played a big role in getting Carolina back to .500 in league play after a 1-5 start.

Davies, who was unranked in singles heading into the matches, clinched the Gamecocks’ win at Mississippi State by beating No. 19 Emma Antonaki, the highest ranked player she has beaten in her career. She followed up her win over Antonaki with a victory against No. 40 Tiphanie Fiquet of Ole Miss, who is tied for the second highest ranked player Davies has defeated during her career. She teamed with Mia Horvit at No. 1 doubles to knock off No. 59 Alexa Bortles and Sabina Machalova of Ole Miss to secure the doubles point, coming back from a 4-1 deficit to win 6-4.

The three wins gave Davies 155 combined singles/doubles victories in her career, moving her up to 11th place on the Gamecocks’ all-time wins list. She improved to 5-2 this season in SEC matches at No. 2 singles as well.

This week’s ITA rankings have Davies back among the top 125 in singles with a No. 46 rating. She and Horvit are ranked No. 16 as a doubles team as well.

Davies and the Gamecocks are set to host No. 19 Vanderbilt on Thursday and No. 21 Kentucky on Saturday at Carolina Tennis Center.