Illinois Earns Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week Award
Feb. 27, 2018

Athlete of the Week
Jaclyn Switkes, Illinois
Jr. – Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida – St. Johns County Virtual School

  • Went 3-0 in singles play at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic, including a pair of victories over ranked opponents
  • Defeated No. 60 Jaeda Daniel of Auburn (2-6, 6-2, 6-4), No. 63 Eliza Omirou of Wake Forest (1-6, 6-4, 6-2) and Valerie Shklover of Yale (7-5, 6-1)
  • Helped Illinois win the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic and improve to 10-1 on the season, its best start since 1982
  • Earns her first Athlete of the Week award of her career
  • Last Illinois Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week: Mia Rabinowitz (Feb. 6, 2018)