CORPUS CHRISTI – Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's tennis player Fernando Llorens has been named the GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Pepsi. Llorens earned the award following his college debut in New Mexico.
Llorens opened his collegiate career by going undefeated in the first three matches of the year. Against No. 53 New Mexico State, the freshman garnered a 6-1, 6-4 victory at the No. 6 position. On Saturday, Llorens moved up to the No. 5 spot and claimed another straight-sets victory, this time winning 6-1, 6-2 over a player from Utah State. He rounded out the weekend by taking a 6-3, 6-1 final over Nevada's No. 5 singles player. For the week, Llorens helped the Islanders to a 2-1 record, including a win over No. 53 New Mexico State.
Llorens and the men's tennis team will next be in action on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at TCU. Play begins at 5:30 p.m.
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2011-12 GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi Weekly Winners:
9-7-11: Jessica Korda, Volleyball
9-13-11: Brooke Alverson, Volleyball
9-20-11: Patrick Kimeli, Cross Country
9-27-11: Aurelien Tave, Men's Tennis
10-4-11: Isabella Arcidiacono, Volleyball
10-11-11: Nikki Dunn, Women's Golf
10-18-11: Ryann White, Women's Golf; Micah Nolan, Volleyball
10-25-11: Logen Bourque, Volleyball
11-1-11: Logen Bourque, Volleyball
11-8-11: Patrick Kimeli, Cross Country
11-15-11: Patrick Kimeli, Cross Country
11-23-11: Myeisha Myles, Women's Basketball
11-29-11: Myron Dempsey, Men's Basketball
12-6-11: Alisa Roberts, Women's Basketball
12-20-11: Chris Hawkins-Mast, Men's Basketball
1-2-12: Myeisha Myles, Women's Basketball
1-9-12: Johnathan Jordan, Men's Basketball
1-24-12: Fernando Llorens, Men's Tennis