Abilene Christian Claims Both Tennis Player of the Week Awards

first_imgAlongside brother Jonathan, Josh Sheehy helped edge out the Cardinals’ and Islanders’ top-line doubles pairs. Sheehy is now 6-0 across singles and doubles play against Southland Conference opponents. Honorable Mention: Francois Kellerman, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Memishishi and teammate Sarh Adams surrendered just three points across the duo’s doubles triumphs, topping Lamar’s No. 1 duo 6-1 and earning a 6-2 victory over their Islander counterparts. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Josh Sheehy, Abilene Christian – Senior – Arlington, TexasNow tied for the team lead with 15 wins, including 14 at the No. 1 position, Sheehy didn’t drop a single set in either of his four matches last week. He defeated Lamar’s Axel Vila Antuna 6-4, 6-3 and took down Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s William Mottet 6-4, 7-5, marking Sheehy’s 60th career No. 1 singles victory. Honorable Mention: Carlotta Romito, McNeese; Rhea Verma, Northwestern State; Sahaja Yamalapalli, Sam Houston State. Continuing its homestand with two 11:44 a.m. CT matches, Abilene Christian (18-4, 4-0 SLC) can claim the regular-season conference title with a win over Incarnate Word on Friday and will turn around to host UTSA on Saturday. FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Josh Sheehy and Nini Memishishi are the Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.center_img Needing two wins to wrap up the regular-season conference championship, the Wildcats (12-8, 8-0 SLC) will travel to Northwestern State, who’s also 8-0 in league play, for an 11 a.m. match on Friday before visiting third-place Central Arkansas at 11 a.m. Sunday. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Nini Memishishi, Abilene Christian – Sophomore – Tbilisi, GeorgiaAfter beating Lamar’s Jasmin Buchta in straight sets, Memishishi found herself in trouble after being blanked 6-0 in set one by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Carolina Bulatovic. Memishishi went on to win the final two sets to claim her third-straight singles win. Memishishi’s four total victories led the Wildcats to a 6-1 win over Lamar and a 5-2 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, both at home. Abilene Christian extended its team win streak to four matches and secured a berth to the 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Sheehy won all four of his top-line matches in a pair of 5-2 home wins over Lamar and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, helping the Wildcats clinch a spot in the 2019 Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament. This marks Sheehy’s fourth weekly honor of the season and the eighth weekly honor for the program this spring.last_img read more