BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Florida Atlantic University sophomore Aliona Bolsova has been named the Conference USA Women's Tennis Athlete of the Month after going 7-1 in singles play in October.
Bolsova finished second at the ITA All-American Championships, defeating seven ranked opponents in the process. Bolsova knocked off three opponents ranked higher than herself, currently No. 30, in the tournament, including USC's No. 14 Gabby Smith.
"I am very proud of Aliona for getting this award and recognition," FAU Head Coach Marcy Hora-Cava said. "Aliona's work ethic is always at 100 percent and she is definitely leaving it all out on the tennis court each match she plays. Conference USA has so many top notch tennis players, so it's definitely a great day when one of your own gets an award and recognition from our conference."