Tusculum women's tennis standout Katarina Majorova has been named the Applebee's Female Student-Athlete of the Month for March. This marks the second time she has earned Applebee's recognition this year.
Majorova went 10-0 in both singles and doubles as the Pioneers extended their record to 16-0 with 12 victories during March. The sophomore from Martin, Slovakia lost just one set at number-one singles during the month, which included a pair of victories against nationally-ranked opponents.
The sophomore lost a total of four games or less in seven of her 10 wins during the month, including a 6-0, 6-0 win against Chowan on March 6. Majorova recorded a 6-2, 6-2 win against 46th-ranked Laura Dean of Anderson on March 15, and beat 35th-ranked Marta Pinol of Lincoln Memorial 6-3, 6-1 on March 21. In doubles, Majorova teamed with senior Franziska Funke for 10 victories, including wins in each of the Pioneers' six conference matches. Playing as Tusculum's number-two doubles team, the pairing of Majorova and Funke did not lose any more than five games in any of their 10 victories.
Majorova owns a 12-0 record in singles and a 13-0 mark in doubles for the Pioneers this season, who are 16-0 overall and 6-0 in the South Atlantic Conference while ranking in the top 20 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division II survey in each of the past two weeks. Majorova has a career 27-7 record in singles and a 34-7 mark in doubles in two seasons for the Pioneers.
The Tusculum College Student-Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar of Greeneville. The Applebee’s Student-Athlete of the Month Award honors one male and one female student-athlete each month from an in-season sport during the 2017-2018 academic year, recognizing their hard work, effort and performance.