Women's Tennis

Carlota Molina Tabbed SEC Co-Player of the Week

by Chandler Brandes

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Following a win in her singles match against a ranked opponent last week, Kentucky women’s tennis player Carlota Molina has been named the Southeastern Conference Co-Player of the Week.

Molina put together a standout performance on Feb. 18 despite the Wildcats’ loss to No. 11 Ohio State, their first ranked competitor of the season. She began the match by teaming up with Lidia Gonzalez to best Kolie Allen and Luna Dormet, 6-4, to clinch the doubles point.

The Gran Canaria, Spain native continued to impress in singles action against the Buckeyes. Playing on court two, she took down No. 21 Isabella Boulais in a 7-6(4), 6-3 decision for the highest-ranked opponent she has defeated in her Wildcat career. 

The duo of Molina and Gonzalez joined forces once again on Feb. 20 to earn yet another clinching point after topping West Virginia’s Momoko Nagato and Penny Hsieh in a 6-2 outcome. The tandem boasts a 6-1 doubles record on the season while Molina sports a 4-4 mark in singles.

This is the second weekly honor of the junior’s career after being named the SEC Newcomer of the Week on March 3, 2021.

Molina and the Wildcats have a weekend off from competition before hitting the road to begin SEC action. Kentucky will play at Alabama on Friday, March 4 at 5 p.m. ET before heading to Auburn on Sunday, March 6 at 11 a.m.

For the latest on the Kentucky women’s tennis program, follow @UKWomensTennis on Twitter and Instagram, on Facebook, and on the web at UKathletics.com.
 

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