Ortiz Takes Big South Conference Freshman Honor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Ana Maria Ortiz (Betera, Spain) has been selected as the Big South Crons Brand Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

Playing in the No. 2 position for the Camels, Ortiz beat Natsuko Takayanagi of UNC Charlotte, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 11-9, in her only match of the week.

This is the first freshman player of the week selection for Ortiz, and the second for the women's tennis this season. The conference gave freshman Ewa Telenga (Gliwice, Poland) the honors on Jan. 22.

The  Camels will play again Sat. Feb. 9, at UNC Greensboro. Match time is set for noon.