Jan. 28, 2014
IRVING, Texas - For the second week in a row, Tulsa swept the Conference USA Men's and Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week honors following their performances at the ITA Kick-Off. Senior Clifford Marsland was named the Men's Athlete of the Week with a pair of singles wins and a doubles victory against a ranked duo from Virginia Tech. Freshman Marcelina Cichon earned her first weekly honor with two singles victories to extend her win streak to seven-straight matches.
C-USA TENNIS WEEKLY AWARDS
MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
CLIFFORD MARSLAND, TULSA
Senior / Perth, Australia
Marsland won both his singles matches at the No. 2 poistion and one doubles match at the No. 1 position at the ITA Kick-off Weekend in Norman, Okla. He defeated Andreas Bjerrehus of Virginia Tech, ranked No. 60 in the ITA poll, 6-3, 6-5 (4), to give TU a 3-2 lead. Marsland paired with Dylan McCloskey to defeat Virginia Tech's No. 23 duo of Andreas Bjerrehus/Amerigo Contini, 6-3, to win the doubles point for the Golden Hurricane. Marsland is tied for 10th for the most singles wins in school history with 73 and is 3-0 during the team competition this season. This is his first Conference USA Tennis Athlete of the Week honor of the season and sixth of his career.
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
MARCELINA CICHON, TULSA
Freshman / Skarzusko-Kamienna, Poland
Cichon won both of her singles matches at the No. 6 singles postion during the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich. She defeated Sansitha Nandakumar of Virginia Tech, 6-4, 6-1, to give the Golden Hurricane a 3-1 lead and eventually the win against the No. 54 Hokies. She also defeated Amber Li of Yale, 6-2, 6-3. Cichon has won her last seven singles matches and is 4-0 during the team competition this season. This is her first C-USA Tennis Athlete of the Week honor.
2014 CONFERENCE USA TENNIS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
January 21 Japie de Klerk, Tulsa
January 28 Clifford Marsland, Tulsa
January 21 Samantha Vickers, Tulsa
January 28 Marcelina Cichon, Tulsa
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