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2018 NAIA Women's Tennis National Player of the Week - No. 1 (March 21)


By Jed Flemming, Athletic Communications and Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ljiljana Pajcin of Union (Ky.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Pajcin was selected based on her performances from March 14-20 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.

National Tennis Player of the Week

Ljiljana Pajcin, Union (Ky.)

So., Belgrade, Serbia

• Pajcin helped lead Union to a 2-0 week with wins against Tennessee Wesleyan and then-No. 24 Reinhardt (Ga.)
• In four total matches, Pajcin dropped just one game in six sets.
• Pajcin defeated Tennessee Wesleyan 8-0 at No. 1 doubles and 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. She also defeated Reinhardt 8-1 at No. 1 doubles and 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.
• Pajcin set the school record with 60-straight wins with her win over Tennessee Wesleyan

For complete Player of the Week calendar, click here

Nominees: Tamara Klimek, Missouri Baptist ; Julia Mulder, William Woods (Mo.) ; Daniella Merchan, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) ; Andrea Dimitrijevic, Columbia (S.C.) ; Katie Dillon, Montreat (N.C.) ; Rebecca Pijls, Brenau (Ga.) ; Luz Padilla, Point (Ga.) ; Eva Lopez, St. Francis (Ill.) ; Kaylynn Gruber, Holy Cross (Ind.) ; Lizzie Bauss, Indiana Wesleyan ; Brianna Kempel, Doane (Neb.) ; Mariia Borodii , Xavier (La.) ; Michelle Bader, Missouri Valley ; Zoe Bouwmeester, McPherson (Kan.) ; Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Tomomi Nagao, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Alba Perny, LSU Alexandria (La.) ; Gabby Meis, Midway (Ky.) ; Krystal Schmidt, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Kendall Jablonowski, Asbury (Ky.) ; Sina Marchione, Mobile (Ala.) ; Koral Martinez, Loyola (La.) ; Ana Pinto, Keiser (Fla.) ; Camille Gbaguidi, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) ; Svenja Koenig, Webber International (Fla.) ; Victoria Slavina, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Samantha Kohn, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

2017-18 Women's Tennis Composite Award Winners

Week 1 (March 21): Ljiljana Pajcin, Union (Ky.)

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Tennis Championship
Sports Rules - Tennis (W)