Polcerova named firstever women’s tennis preseason All-PBC selection

Senior Nikola Polcerova of the University of Montevallo has been named the Falcon's first ever preseason All PBC selection. (Contributed)

Senior Nikola Polcerova of the University of Montevallo has been named the Falcon’s first ever preseason All PBC selection. (Contributed)

By STAFF REPORTS

AUGUSTA, Ga. – University of Montevallo senior Nikola Polcerova was named to the preseason All-Peach Belt Conference team Jan. 21, becoming the first ever member of the Falcons’ women’s tennis program to earn preseason All-Conference honors since Montevallo joined the conference in 2009.

Polcerova, a Bratislava, Slovakia native, was named second team All-Peach Belt Conference following her junior season, earning the Falcons’ first ever postseason honor as a member of the conference.

Polcerova finished the season ranked No. 10 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) NCAA Division II Southeast Region singles’ rankings a year ago, one year after ending her sophomore season ranked No. 16 in the Southeast Region singles’ rankings.

Polcerova finished her junior campaign with a 13-2 in No. 1 singles’ action, including a 9-2 mark in conference play. Polcerova owns a 25-8 record in No. 1 singles’ play in the past two seasons at Montevallo.

Polcerova is a two-time Peach Belt Conference All-Academic selection and has been named a Gold Scholar on the conference’s Presidential Honor Roll in each of the past three years.

Polcerova and her teammates will open the 2015 season Sunday, Feb. 1 with a home non-conference match against the University of West Alabama.

First serve is set for 1 p.m.