January 27, 2009

LAURENT MONTOISY NAMED SLC TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's tennis player Laurent Montoisy has been named the Southland Conference men's tennis player of the week. The honor is the first of the season for Montoisy, a sophomore from Lasne, Belgium.

Montoisy had previously been named the SLC Freshman of the Year last season and while being named the runner-up in voting for the conference MVP.

This season, Montoisy started out well, recording a 3-0 record in singles competition in the first weekend of the season to go along with a 2-1 record in doubles competition with Jose Zunino. The team of Montoisy/Zunino opened the season with a loss against Mehdi Benhammou and Ivan Salec of #68 Radford by a 9-7 score on Friday.

Montoisy bounced back by taking down Stefan Bojic in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2 in the singles portion of the match. On Saturday, Montoisy/Zunino beat Will Kendall and Stephen Vogl of #44 Indiana, 8-3. Montoisy followed up with a singles victory over Jeremy Langer by a 7-5, 6-2 score.

On Sunday, Montoisy and Zunino once again took down their challengers, defeating Ben Dunbar and Elliot Chang of #42 New Mexico by an 8-2 score. Montoisy then proceeded to finish off his undefeated weekend in singles action by beating Graeme Kassautzki in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.

Overall, the Islanders were 1-2 in dual matches this past weekend, winning against #44 Indiana and dropping tough matches against #42 New Mexico and #68 Radford.

Montoisy and the Islanders will be back in action next on Friday, Feb. 13 in San Antonio against Nebraska at 10 AM before traveling back to Corpus Christi to take on Texas-Pan American the same day in a match scheduled for 6 PM.