first_imgHonorable Mention: Thomas Rodrigues, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Oleksander Podgursky, Nicholls. UIW (8-9, 2-0 SLC) fell twice to No. 24 Baylor but wrapped up the week with a 6-1 win over Southland foe New Orleans (4-10, 0-5 SLC) to remain undefeated in conference play. The Cardinals look to keep their perfect league record in tact when they host Lamar (4-11, 1-1 SLC) Saturday at 1 p.m. CT. Evans’ week was highlighted by an upset against the 63rd ranked-player in the nation, Bjoern Petersen, in the top line of the first match of a doubleheader with Baylor on Friday. The junior from San Antonio, Texas, won in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. He then faced his second ranked opponent of the day in game two against the Bears, pushing No. 39 Johannes Schretter past the six-point minimum in set two, just falling 7-5 in No. 2 singles after being defeated 6-1 in the opening set. Evans and doubles partner, Sebastian Mortier, defeated their New Orleans counterparts 6-4 to clinch the doubles point in Monday’s conference matchup. Evans then defeated the Privateers’ Federico Boscarino in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) to keep the Cardinals unbeaten in league action. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Gabriel Evans, UIW – Jr. – San Antonio, Texas FRISCO, Texas – UIW’s Gabriel Evans 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. This is the first weekly honor for UIW since Feb. 13 when Francisco Bendana earned the award. 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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