Win over regional champ nets Heartland award for OC’s Bozkova

OC junior Barbora Bozkova has been named as the Heartland Conference women's tennis player of the week.
OC junior Barbora Bozkova has been named as the Heartland Conference women's tennis player of the week.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 11, 2013) – A win over the reigning NCAA Division II South Central Regional singles champion resulted in a Heartland Conference award for Oklahoma Christian’s Barbora Bozkova.

Bozkova, a junior from Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, who is ranked No. 20 in Division II singles, was named Monday as the league’s women’s tennis player of the week. Bozkova knocked off three-time regional champion (and No. 5-ranked) Julia Mongin of Abilene Christian (Texas) 6-1, 6-7, 10-5 on Saturday, avenging a loss to Mongin in the regional title match last fall.

Bozkova provided the Lady Eagles’ only team point in an 8-1 loss at No. 3-ranked ACU.

On Friday, she also breezed to a 6-1, 6-1 win against Lauren Renner of McMurry (Texas) in the season opener and a 6-3, 6-1 win over Mackenzie Knoop, the No. 1 player for Trinity (Texas), which is ranked No. 15 in Division III. OC beat McMurry 8-1 and Trinity 7-2.

She and doubles partner Angie Torres Quezada won their doubles matches against both McMurry and Trinity. Bozkova's only loss last week came when she and Torres Quezada fell 8-5 to Mongin and Brittney Reed of ACU, the fifth-ranked duo in Division II.