Three Victories Earn Rocio Lopez America East Player of the Week Honors 

Photo: Rocio Lopez (above) has started the season scorching hot, 7-1 in singles play. 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – University at Albany women's tennis player Rocio Lopez was named America East Player of the Week on Tuesday, March 5. The junior won three matches over the last week and currently is off to a team-best 7-1 start in singles competition.

Lopez, a native of Madrid, Spain, earned a 6-4, 3-6, (10-4) win against undefeated Cornell at the No. 1 singles position. Her victory was the only one for the Great Danes last Saturday. Against Rhode Island on Sunday, Lopez was again victorious from the No. 1 singles position. The Georgia Tech transfer also won with teammate Kirsten Scott, 8-2, in doubles play against the Rams. Since joining UAlbany midway through last season, Lopez is 19-6 in singles play. She was named to the America East First-Team last season. 

Next up for UAlbany is a home doubleheader. First, the Great Danes take on crosstown rival Siena at Sportime. Match time is set for 9 a.m. Following, UAlbany open’s up conference play against Hartford at Tri-City Fitness in Latham, N.Y. Match time is set for 7 p.m.