Laurent Montoisy garners third Southland Player of the Week award

For the third time this season, Laurent Montoisy has been named the Southland Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week after a vote by the league sports information directors on Tuesday.

The senior from Belgium completed his week with a 3-1 record, losing only to the No. 91-ranked singles player in the nation, Ed Corrie of Texas. After the loss to start the week, Montoisy went 3-0 the rest of the way, beating the No. 1 singles player from Middle Tennessee in the opening round of the HEB Tournament of Champions and then repeating the feat against the No. 1 player from Purdue in the semifinals.

The victory helped the Islanders to the finals of the HEB, where he led the No. 1 player from No. 50 BYU by a set when play was stopped due to the Cougars winning the dual match.

Montoisy was previously named Player of the Week following the opening week of the season on Feb. 2 and then again on Feb. 22 following a Texas A&M - Corpus Christi upset of No. 49 TCU.

He will be back in action next at the Rice Galleria Invite on March 18-20 in Houston. The Islanders will take on Central Florida, South Florida and Rice in the three-day event.