Feb. 28, 2018
QUEENS, N.Y. - Following a perfect week playing at the top position, Jessica Livianu has been awarded the BIG EAST Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week named by the conference’s office on Wednesday afternoon.
For the second time in her career, the sophomore has been awarded the top-weekly honor, last winning the honor in Feb. 2017.
Last week in South Carolina, the Brooklyn native captured a pair of victories from the No. 1 spot to finish perfect in the Palmetto State.
In the opener against the College of Charleston, Livianu started what proved to be a big-time rally for the Red Storm with a 6-0, 6-4 win. The Johnnies rattled off three-consecutive wins to complete the comeback and win the match, 4-3.
Just two days later, the sophomore kept up her winning ways with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Coastal Carolina’s Iryna Vardanian to complete the unblemished weekend.
St. John’s returns to action on Mar. 2 as the Johnnies travel to NJIT.