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Heartland honors Abreu Roman as women’s tennis player of the week

OC junior Maryfer Abreu Roman has been named as the Heartland Conference's women's tennis player of the week.
OC junior Maryfer Abreu Roman has been named as the Heartland Conference's women's tennis player of the week.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 18, 2013) – Maryfer Abreu Roman on Monday became Oklahoma Christian’s second Heartland Conference women’s tennis player of the week honoree in as many weeks.

The junior from Valencia, Venezuela, went 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles last week as OC (4-1) won 7-2 at Harding (Ark.) on Thursday and 6-3 at conference rival Arkansas-Fort Smith on Friday.

Strong singles play in the middle of the Lady Eagles’ lineup was key to both wins. Playing at No. 3 singles, Abreu Roman beat Harding's Chelsea Lanier 6-3, 6-4 and Arkansas-Fort Smith's Amy Belanger 6-3, 6-1.

At No. 2 doubles – with a new partner, Gabriela Carrillo – Abreu Roman beat Harding's Lanier and Katie Huff 8-0 and Arkansas-Fort Smith's Taylor Price and Abby Thompson 8-1.

Abreu Roman is 3-2 in singles and 4-1 in doubles this season.

Last week, OC’s Barbora Bozkova won the weekly conference award.