NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Temple's Rebecca Breland (Las Vegas, Nev./Canyon Springs) has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Tennis Rookie of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. It is the first award of her career.
Breland went 2-0 in singles action and 1-1 in doubles play in a 2-0 week for the Owls. In TU's important 7-0 win over Atlantic 10 foe George Washington, Breland helped the team to the sweep with her come-from-behind 6-7(6), 6-0, 10-7 win at number five. The rookie moved to sixth singles against Buffalo and was the deciding point in a narrow 4-3 defeat of the Bulls. She cruised by her opponent in straight-sets for the 6-4, 6-1 win.
In doubles action, Breland teamed up with Agnese Rozite to go 1-1 on the weekend. The pair has recently moved from the second flight to the first. They picked up an 8-5 win in the match against Buffalo.
Breland currently has a five-match singles win streak going, and has won nine of her last 13 singles bouts.