CORPUS CHRISTI – Maider Martin has been named the GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Pepsi. Martin earned the award after leading the women's tennis team to their first victory of the season at Houston.
The freshman sensation helped power the team to a 4-3 victory over No. 75 Houston in the season opener on the road. Houston came into the match 3-0, but Martin set the tone for the team with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles to score the first point of the match.
After tying at 3-3 at the conclusion of singles, Martin and the Islanders would go on to take the doubles point for the 4-3 win. Martin and teammate Mia Matuszak were up 6-5 at No. 3 doubles when the match was clinched.
Martin and the rest of the Islanders will return to action with the start of conference action, as they will take on Central Arkansas in Dallas, Texas.
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2012-13 GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi Weekly Winners:
9-5-12: Shannon Hullum, Volleyball
9-11-12: Ivy Baresh, Volleyball
9-18-12: Tyger Holt, Volleyball
9-25-12: Peter Nagy, Men's Tennis and Maider Martin, Women's Tennis
10-2-12: Peter Nagy, Men's Tennis
10-9-12: Shannon Hullum, Volleyball
10-16-12: Vanessa Johnson, Women's Golf
10-23-12: Odon Barta, Men's Tennis
10-30-12: Patrick Kimeli, Men's Cross Country and BreAnna Briggs, Women's Cross Country
11-6-12: Micah Nolan, Volleyball
11-20-12: Hameed Ali, Men's Basketball
11-27-12: Nate Maxey, Men's Basketball
12-18-12: Brandon Pye, Men's Basketball
1-15-13: Daniel Barlow, Men's Track and Field
1-29-13: Maider Martin, Women's Tennis