February 9, 2010

KUSELJ NAMED SOUTHLAND TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's tennis freshman Doris Kuselj has been named the Southland Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week. Kuselj went undefeated last week, winning four singles matches and three doubles matches.

Kuselj played No. 2 singles, winning against players from UTEP, Illinois State, Arkansas State and Central Arkansas in successive days to stay undefeated on the year. She is now 5-0 this season, including her season-opening win against Julie Chao of Rice.

In doubles action, Kuselj and teammate Nadia Filmalter won all three matches played this weekend at the No. 3 position. They beat the UTEP team on Thursday, Illinois State on Friday and Arkansas State on Saturday. Doubles were not played on Sunday against Central Arkansas due to the match being moved indoors for weather.

Kuslej is originally from Dubronik, Croatia and is one of three freshmen starting in the top six singles positions for the Islanders. Sophomore Mirna Cicak at No. 1 singles helps make up one of the youngest lineups in the country while getting off to a 4-2 start this season.

Kuselj looks to keep her undefeated record intact this week when they play at Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday while helping the Islanders improve their season record.

Each school's SID nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player.