INDIANAPOLIS -- Wright State senior Martin Arguello (Foz do Iguaca, Brazil) has been named the Horizon League Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week, while UIC senior Teona Tsertsvadze (Tbilisi, Georgia) has earned Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week honors, for the week of April 9-15. The accolade is the second of the year for both Arguello and Tsertsvadze.
In his lone match of the week, Arguello helped lift Wright State (16-4, 5-0 Horizon) into first place in the men’s tennis standings with a 4-3 victory over Green Bay (16-6, 5-1 Horizon). The Raiders are in position to claim their first Horizon League regular season men’s tennis championship.
Tsertsvadze lifted UIC (13-3, 6-0 Horizon) to a 5-2 win in a battle of League unbeatens when the Flames knocked off Cleveland State (13-8, 5-1 Horizon) on Saturday. The following day, the senior helped the Flames collect their 139th consecutive League win, 7-0, over Youngstown State.
After Wright State entered singles play trailing 1-0, Arguello came through with the decisive point of the match at No. 1 singles, winning 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. In dual match play, the senior is 14-6, including a 5-0 mark at No. 1 singles in Horizon League action.
Tsertsvadze was unblemished on the weekend, first collecting an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles to help UIC earn the doubles point against Cleveland State. Playing at No. 2 singles, the Georgian cruised in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Against Youngstown State, Tsertsvadze followed the same script, teaming with Elisa Simonetti to earn an 8-1 triumph at No. 2 doubles before winning in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4, at No. 2 singles.
Wright State will be looking to clinch its first Horizon League regular season men’s tennis title this weekend, when the Raiders travel to Youngstown State and Cleveland State. The Raiders and Penguins will meet on Saturday, April 21 at 6 p.m. ET before taking on the Vikings on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. ET.
UIC is out for its 16th consecutive Horizon League regular season women’s tennis crown and will travel to Milwaukee on Thursday, April 19, for a 6 p.m. ET match. The Flames will host Valparaiso on Saturday, April 21, at 12 p.m. ET, to close its Horizon League season before welcoming Akron for a non-conference match Sunday at 12 p.m. ET.
Men’s Tennis Athletes of the Week:
January 24: Hayden Joblin, Wright State
January 31: Craig Cox, Green Bay
February 7: Chris Baum, Valparaiso
February 14: Yannick Goossens, Cleveland State
February 21: Michael Tenzer, Green Bay
February 28: Lauri Makikalli, Wright State
March 6: Martin Arguello, Wright State
March 20: Eric Honert, Valparaiso
March 27: Austin Woldmoe, Butler
April 3: Paul Swanson, Green Bay
April 10: Cesar Escobar Serrano, Detroit; Paul Swanson, Green Bay
April 17: Martin Arguello, Wright State
Women’s Tennis Athletes of the Week:
January 24: Alex Bastock, Wright State
January 31: Maddy Soule, Milwaukee
February 7: Jana Knoppe, UIC
February 14: Mariya Kovaleva, UIC
February 21: Nicole Janek, Cleveland State
February 28: Christina Colarossi, Milwaukee
March 6: Teona Tsertsvadze, UIC
March 13: Hayden Joblin, Wright State
March 20: Nicole Janek, Cleveland State
March 27: Amanda Cornwell, Detroit
April 3: Mariya Kovaleva, UIC
April 10: Kara Sherwood, Cleveland State
April 17: Teona Tsertsvadze, UIC
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