Tennis Weekly Honors: Mar. 1

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Tennis Participant of the Week

 Finn Murgett, Auburn

Murgett, had an ideal weekend for Auburn on the Blue-Grey Nationwide Tennis Basic by profitable all three of his singles matches on court docket 4 (Dimitrios Azodis, Texas Tech, 6-2, 6-1; Ondrej Horak, Center Tennessee, 6-3, 6-4; Nick Lagaev, Arizona, 6-1, 6-1) in addition to each of his doubles matches on court docket one alongside accomplice Raul Dobai (Rocha/Brostrom Poulsen, Center Tennessee, 7-6; Ziverts/Pal, Arizona, 6-2). Murgett set the tone for Auburn, as his singles matches had been the primary to complete towards every of Auburn’s three opponents and every victory was in simply two units. Murgett’s dominating efficiency over the weekend earned him 2023 Blue-Grey Nationwide Tennis Basic MVP honors after the Tigers claimed their first Blue-Grey championship since 1984 on Saturday evening.

Freshman of the Week

 Isac Strömberg, Ole Miss

Strömberg, completed an ideal 3-0 in singles play for the Rebels on the week, now enhancing to a four-match win streak in singles motion. Began his week by incomes a pair of straight set wins in No. 5 singles over each of his Alabama State opponents. Grabbed the match-clinching win for the Rebels in No. 6 singles to safe the crew’s first ranked win of the season over No. 68 SMU. Helped improve the crew’s win streak to 4 straight matches now, aiding within the Rebels undefeated document on the week. Discovered a doubles win on the week with a 7-6(4) win alongside Walker Stearns within the crew’s first match versus ASU. Has turn into the quickest Insurgent freshman to succeed in six twin singles wins since 2020.


Tennis Participant of the Week

 Mary Stoiana, Texas A&M

Within the Aggies opener No. 10 Mary Stoiana and accomplice Branstine had been up and at match level (6-6(6-5)) enjoying court docket when the Panthers claimed the doubles level leaving their match unfinished. In singles it was extra of the identical as No. 9 Stoiana was as soon as once more at match level when the 4 singles factors A&M required to win had been claimed, Mary was main the match 6-0, 3-6, 5-1 (40-15) earlier than conclusion. On the second match her and accomplice Branstine confronted off towards Ohio States No. 11 Sydni Ratliff/Irina Cantos taking the win for A&M (6-2). The doubles win over Ohio State secured the pairings seventh win of the season whereas additionally staying undefeated as a duo. Singles noticed Stoiana in a prime 25 ranked matchup, as she confronted the highest ranked Buckeye No. 22 Ratliff. The pair traded units early, but it surely was Stoiana who outlasted Ratliff and placed on a dominating efficiency within the third set to tack on one other level onto A&M’s second win versus the No. 2 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes this season (5-2). Within the Aggies closing match versus No. 63 Northwestern Stoiana’s doubles match was left unfinished. In singles Stoiana confronted Maria Shusharina and went to work as soon as once more, Stoiana gained the match in straight units (6-3, 6-2) claiming an necessary third level for the Maroon & White. Stoiana’s efficiency this week improved her to an undefeated 7-0 in doubles play and a 7-1 document boasting a pair of wins this week.

Freshman of the Week

 Mia Kupres, Texas A&M

In A&M’s opener No. 121 Mia Kupres struck first in singles for the Aggies which was essential to flip the momentum because the Panthers gained the doubles level, she dominated her opponent on court docket 4 profitable the match versus Kamila Umarova (6-2, 6-0) this was her seventh straight win as she remained undefeated in singles since becoming a member of the Aggies. Two days later A&M confronted No. 2 Ohio State for the second time this season, and Kupres as soon as once more confirmed her class as she defeated the Buckeyes No. 105 Shelly Bereznyak on court docket 4 (4-6, 6-0, 6-2). Her win clinched the match for the Aggies as she secured the fourth essential level for A&M. Within the closing match of the three Kupres and accomplice Gianna Pielet secured a win on court docket 3 (6-3) which clinched the doubles level. Kupres continued that momentum into singles, she defeated Northwestern’s solely ranked participant No. 99 Christina Hand on court docket 3 (6-2, 6-4), securing her second ranked win of the week and third of her profession.