CORPUS CHRISTI – Matt Westmoreland has been named the GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Pepsi. Westmoreland earned the award after clinching the title for the Islanders Men's Tennis team at the Southland Conference Tournament.
Westmoreland fought back from down 4-1 in his first set at No. 3 singles and clinched the Southland Conference Tournament for his team. After getting down and being in danger of losing the first set in what would be the deciding match, Westmoreland changed his style of play to the high, heavy ball that would be the turning point in the match. He rallied all the way back with five straight games to win in the first set and closed it out with a final of 6-4, 6-0 match to give his team the berth into the NCAAs.
Westmoreland and the rest of the men's tennis team will find out their opponent and where they will travel to for the NCAA Championships during the selection show today at 4 p.m. CST.
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2012-13 GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi Weekly Winners:
9-5-12: Shannon Hullum, Volleyball
9-11-12: Ivy Baresh, Volleyball
9-18-12: Tyger Holt, Volleyball
9-25-12: Peter Nagy, Men's Tennis and Maider Martin, Women's Tennis
10-2-12: Peter Nagy, Men's Tennis
10-9-12: Shannon Hullum, Volleyball
10-16-12: Vanessa Johnson, Women's Golf
10-23-12: Odon Barta, Men's Tennis
10-30-12: Patrick Kimeli, Men's Cross Country and BreAnna Briggs, Women's Cross Country
11-6-12: Micah Nolan, Volleyball
11-20-12: Hameed Ali, Men's Basketball
11-27-12: Nate Maxey, Men's Basketball
12-18-12: Brandon Pye, Men's Basketball
1-15-13: Daniel Barlow, Men's Track and Field
1-29-13: Maider Martin, Women's Tennis
2-5-13: Roger De La Cruz, Men's Track and Field
2-12-13: Joy Williamson, Men's Basketball
2-19-13: Trevor Foss, Baseball
2-26-13: Meagan McKinney, Softball
3-5-13: Peter Nagy, Men's Tennis
3-19-13: Jonathan Gonzales, Baseball
3-26-13: Stefania Nicolae, Women's Tennis
4-2-13: Gergo Weidinger, Men's Tennis
4-9-13: Cecilia Jones, Women's Track and Field
4-16-13: Sandra Burges, Women's Tennis
4-23-13: Trevor Belicek, Baseball
4-30-13: Matt Westmoreland, Men's Tennis