first_imgMottet went 5-1 on the week across singles and doubles competition. In Tuesday’s battle with UTRGV, Mottet helped secure the doubles point as he and Rodrigues defeated Dennis Boisseau and Clement Sarradin 6-3. The sophomore from Gargenville, France, moved on to claim the first singles point for the Islanders with a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Yehonatan Kaufman. In Friday’s opener at the HEB Tournament of Champions against Troy, Mottet picked up a doubles and singles point at the No. 2 slot to help the Islanders to the 4-0 victory. He finished the week playing up at the No. 1 flight where he used all three sets to defeat New Mexico State’s Chris Gonclaves, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s William Mottet is the Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by The Islanders have now won the last three weekly awards with three different players; Thomas Rodrigues won Feb. 20 and Francois Kellerman claimed the honor on Feb. 27. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – William Mottet, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – So. – Gargenville, France Honorable Mention: Josh Sheehy, Abilene Christian. The Islanders (14-2, 0-0 SLC) saw their 13-match winning streak snapped against South Alabama 4-3 in the HEB Tournament of Champions this past weekend, but they still earned three wins on the week. Corpus Christi opened the week with a 4-3 victory over UTRGV in their South Texas Showdown before defeating Troy 4-0 on Friday and New Mexico State 4-1 on Saturday. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img

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