Beatriz Cabrera Named Horizon League Women's Tennis Athlete Of The Week
Feb. 4, 2004
Chicago, Ill.- University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore Beatriz Cabrera was named the Horizon League Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week for the period ending February 2nd, the league announced on Wednesday.
A native of Malaga, Spain, Cabrera went undefeated over the past weekend to lead UIC to a 2-1 team record in three days. Cabrera posted a 3-0 record at the No. 1 singles slot for the Flames while going 3-0 in doubles.
On January 30th Cabrera began her perfect streak with an awesome 6-4, 3-6, 19-17 overtime tiebreaker victory over Drake's Annali de Bruyn. Cabrera followed that win with a 6-0, 6-1 defeat of Dasha Zhurin of Colorado State on January 31st. She finished off the weekend with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 comeback win over Nebraska' s Milena Schulz-Gartner on February 1st.
The sophomore now has identical 3-1 singles and doubles records on the season.
Cabrera transferred to UIC after playing one season at Virginia Commonwealth. During her sole campaign in Richmond, Cabrera turned in a 16-1 overall singles record while going 10-3 in doubles play. Cabrera wrapped up her Rams career ranked 113th in the entire nation.
Cabrera and the UIC women's tennis team will return to action this Sunday, February 8th for their home opener against Northern Iowa at 10 a.m.