first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Thomas Rodrigues is the Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Rodrigues began the week with a thrilling 4-6, 6-3, 10-9 victory over Prairie View A&M’s Xavier Lawrence at the top slot in singles play. After the Islanders dropped the doubles point against UTRGV on Friday, Rodrigues provided a crucial point in singles, defeating Elliot Johnstone at the No. 4 flight (6-0, 6-2), to help propel Corpus Christi’s rally to win the dual match. The sophomore from Romorantin, France, also earned a 6-1 doubles victory with Kyohei Yamanka in the No. 3 doubles slot in the first match against the Panthers before moving to the No. 2 spot with William Mottet in the second match, winning 6-4. 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. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Thomas Rodrigues, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – So. – Romorantin, Francecenter_img Honorable Mention: Zachary Vander Heiden, UIW. The Islanders (8-1, 0-0 SLC) extended their win streak to eight matches following a pair of victories over Prairie View A&M on Thursday (6-1, 5-1) followed by a 4-3 win over UTRGV on Friday. Corpus Christi heads to the UL Lafayette Tournament this weekend, beginning competition at 9 a.m. CT.last_img

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