Abilene Christian Sweeps Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Jonathan Sheehy and Jordan Henry 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.Sheehy was a perfect 4-0 in singles play and earned two doubles wins on the Wildcats’ (5-3) Oklahoma trip, which saw wins over Oklahoma Baptist, Oral Roberts and Omaha before falling to No. 25 Tulsa to close out the weekend. Henry was the lone Wildcat to win all her singles matches, notching a trio of victories as ACU (1-4) dropped matches to New Mexico and UTSA before ending the weekend on the right foot with a win over Cameron.The ACU men return home to host Trinity and Tyler Junior College on Saturday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, while the women are idle until a trip to Colorado Springs to face Colorado State-Pueblo, Air Force and Montana.Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Jonathan Sheehy – Jr. – Arlington, TexasSheehy began the weekend with a top-line victory over Oklahoma Baptist’s Kevin Andrusch and dropped only one of his first six sets before allowing Tulsa’s Joshua Goodger to take the opening set 6-1. Sheehy went on to claim the final two frames 7-5 and 7-6 (7-4) to remain perfect on the week.One of his two doubles victories came against Oral Roberts alongside older brother Josh, who was honored as the Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week on Jan. 23.Honorable Mention: Axel Vila Antuna, Lamar; Caleb Dyer, Incarnate Word; William Mottet, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Jordan Henry – Sr. – Oklahoma CityHenry improved to 4-3 in 2019 with three wins over the weekend. She came out on top of six of her seven sets played, needing a comeback effort against UTSA after losing the first set 6-3. She swept Cameron’s Pilar Juarena 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 5 slot to close the weekend as ACU won five of six singles competitions against the Aggies. Honorable Mention: Jasmin Buchta, Lamar; Carolina Bulatovic, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Armelle Cerdan, Stephen F. Austin.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.last_img

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