March 13, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -
Maya Jansen has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for women's tennis, which was announced by the league on Wednesday. Jansen was instrumental in the Crimson Tide's victories last week over Arkansas and LSU, winning both of her doubles and singles matches.
"Maya has done an excellent job of elevating her game throughout the course of the season," said Alabama head coach Jenny Mainz. "She's played some inspiring tennis this spring and has pulled out some gutsy matches in pivotal situations that have made the difference in the Tide's success. Maya's fiery spirit is contagious."
Jansen and partner Antonia Foehse helped Alabama to win both doubles points, dropping a combined five games between the two matches. In singles, the Valleyford, Wash., native dominated, winning both matches in straight sets. She has now won eight straight singles contests in a row and is undefeated in SEC play at 4-0.
Jansen and the rest of the Tide will be back in action on Friday when Alabama hosts Auburn at 5 p.m. CT.