Jan. 21 C-USA Men's & Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week

Go C-USA! Samantha Vickers
Go C-USA!
Samantha Vickers
Go C-USA!

Jan. 21, 2014

IRVING, Texas - Tulsa seniors Japie De Klerk and Samantha Vickers swept the first Conference USA Men's and Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week honors, respectively. De Klerk followed up his success from a year ago when he advanced to the 2013 NCAA semifinals by opening the spring season with six victories. Vickers also won a pair of singles and doubles matches as she moves up the Tulsa career win list.

C-USA TENNIS WEEKLY AWARDS
MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
JAPIE DE KLERK, TULSA
Senior / Ashton, South Africa

De Klerk won all three No. 1 singles matches in which he played over the weekend. His victories included a 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Drake's Alen Salibasic, who is ranked No. 12 in the regional rankings. De Klerk also paired with Alejandro Espejo to win three matches at No. 2 doubles. The Tulsa duo clinched the doubles point with a 6-1 win over No. 61 Wichita State and with a 6-4 win over No. 30 Drake. This is his first Conference USA Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week honor of the season and fifth of his career.

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
SAMANTHA VICKERS, TULSA
Senior / Lincolnshire, England

Vickers extended her singles win streak to nine matches with a pair of victories at the No. 1 spot as she moved into a fourth-place tie with 98 career singles wins in school history. She paired up with Isaura Enrique to win both matches at the No. 1 doubles is riding a six-match winning streak and has moved into seventh place in school history with 77 career doubles wins. This marks Vickers' seventh career Athlete of the Week honor, as well as two C-USA Tennis Athlete of the Month awards, and first for the 2014 season.

 

 

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