Freshman Dancetovic secures conference player of the week honors


Clinching two doubles points and one match point as the Northwestern State tennis team recorded a 3-0 week of competition, freshman Emilija Dancetovic captured Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week.

Dancetovic’s hot week started with a 6-2 doubles victory in the No. 2 position with junior Polina Ivanova against UL Lafayette on Thursday.

The Lipljan, Serbia native continued her strong play in doubles with another clinching win, 7-6 (7-1), against Southern Mississippi on Saturday. Dancetovic also secured the match point against USM (a 5-2 team victory), beating Elena Roca 6-3, 7-5.

Dancetovic closed out her conference-best weekend with a 6-2 doubles win against Louisiana Tech’s Sonia Chen and Marta Sramkova.

Over the course of three matches, Dancetovic went 4-1, 3-0 in doubles and 1-1 in singles.

The Lady Demons will be on the road this weekend, facing Texas State on Saturday and University of Texas San Antonio on Sunday.