PAVLOV NAMED SOUTHLAND PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's tennis player Mikhail Pavlov has been named the Southland Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week. Pavlov recorded an undefeated week to capture the third such honor for an Islander player this season.

Pavlov started the week off against UT Arlington as the Islanders defeated the Mavericks by a 6-1 score in the SLC match. Pavlov teamed with Dmitry Novikov in No. 1 doubles to take an 8-1 win over Dmitry Minkin and Mindaugas Celedinas before winning a 6-1, 6-3 decision over Celedinas at No. 1 singles.

In the Islanders second match of the week, Pavlov once again went 2-0 as TAMUCC beat UTSA by a 6-1 match score. In No. 1 doubles, Pavlov and Novikov downed Andre Moreira and Rodrigo Morgado by an 8-7 (7-4) final. Pavlov moved on to No. 1 singles against Morgado, winning in a three-set match by a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 score.

Pavlov becomes the third Islander to win the award, as Laurent Montoisy and Jaume Farras had previously been recognized this season. Pavlov and the Islanders next play against #13 Texas. The Islanders, now #50 in the nation, will travel to Austin to take on the Longhorns in a non-conference match on Thursday at 6:00 PM.