Abilene Christian Sweeps Weekly Tennis Awards

first_imgMoceanu enjoyed a perfect weekend on the courts, going 3-0 as the Wildcats picked up a pair of wins in the opening weekend of Southland Conference play over Nicholls (7-0) and New Orleans (5-2). He improved to 10-4 in singles play and 5-1 in doubles action on the year. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Autumn Bellow, Abilene Christian – Senior – Amarillo, TexasBellow lost just one set across all four singles and doubles matches, sweeping Nicholls’ Marina Vigil and dropping the middle set to New Orleans’ Salma Abdelrahim before storming back to take the final set 6-1. Bellow moves to 4-1 in her last five singles matches. Winners of 11 of their last 12 matches, Abilene Christian (16-4, 2-0 SLC) looks to remain undefeated in league play, playing host to Lamar and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday and Saturday, respectively, with both matches set to begin at 11:44 a.m CT. Honorable Mention: Axel Vila Antuna, Lamar; Okkie Kellerman, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Playing alongside Jonathan Sheehy for just the third time this spring, Moceanu helped the Wildcats to a doubles victory at the No. 3 position. Moceanu joins Jonathan and Josh Sheehy and Dimitris Azoides as Abilene Christian men’s tennis student-athletes to pick up weekly honors. The group has combined for seven of the season’s 11 awards. 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. Bellow’s 4-0 week on the courts helped the Wildcats stay perfect in conference play as they topped Nicholls 6-1 and New Orleans 5-2. In league matches, Bellow is 4-2 in solo play and 5-1 alongside partner Ileana Mocciola.center_img Abilene Christian (10-8, 6-0 SLC) aims to extend its Southland Conference win streak to seven matches against Lamar at 11 a.m. Friday in Abilene before hosting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 1 p.m. Sunday. FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Niko Moceanu and Autumn Bellow 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. In doubles play, Bellow and Mocciola defeated their Nicholls and New Orleans counterparts 6-2 in both contests, extending the duo’s win streak to five matches. This marks Bellow’s second Player of the Week award of the spring. Honorable Mention: Ela Iwaniuk, Northwestern State; Camille Townsend, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Biance Vitale, Lamar. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Niko Moceanu, Abilene Christian – Junior – The Woodlands, TexasAfter Moceanu and Nicholls’ Dylan Loru traded 7-6 scores in the first two sets of their matchup, Moceanu triumphed 10-7 in the final frame to pick up his sixth win in the last seven matches. The junior from The Woodlands, Texas, also went to three sets against UNO’s Samuel Armand, dropping set one 6-7 but taking the final two 6-3 to come out on top.last_img

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