DENTON, Texas (3/20/13) – Sophomore Kseniya Bardabush was named Sun Belt Conference “Athlete of the Week” for her efforts this past weekend in Louisiana.
Bardabush went 2-0 at the No. 1 position in two Sun Belt matches over the weekend. On Saturday, the sophomore defeated ULM’s Sophie Rufyikiri 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-2. The next day Bardabush defeated Sophie Van den Aarssen in straight sets dropping only two games in a 6-2, 6-0 victory.
In doubles, Bardabush teamed up with Franziska Sprinkmeyer to defeat ULM’s Silvia Tumova and Petra Horakova 8-3. On Sunday, Bardabush and Sprinkmeyer ousted Louisiana-Lafayette’s Nicole Breaux and Melissa Burckhartt, 6-2, when North Texas won the doubles point.
Bardabush becomes the second consecutive Mean Green to win SBC “Athlete of the Week” and the third team member to win in the last four weeks. Valentina Starkova won on Feb. 27 and Barbora Vykydalova earned the honor on March 13.
North Texas returns to action this Saturday, March 23, against No. 61 Columbia at the Waranch Tennis Complex.