South Alabama’s St. Hilaire, Georgia State’s Carney claim Sun Belt Tennis Player of the Week honors

Published 11:09 am Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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South Alabama’s Maxime St. Hilaire and Georgia State’s Angel Carney turned in undefeated performances this past week and were named Sun Belt Conference Tennis Players of Week.

Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Maxime St. Hilaire, South Alabama
(Fr., Levis, Canada)

Jaguars’ freshman Maxime St. Hilaire posted a pair of wins in both singles and doubles this past week against opponents from Nicholls and LSU. At No. 3 singles, he defeated Nicholls’ Piyush Surendra Salekar, 6-2, 7-6 (5). At No. 4 singles, he defeated LSU’s Joao Graca, 6-3, 7-6 (0). Playing at No. 2 doubles, he and partner Sebastien Collard earned a wins against Nicholls’ Babineaux and Bagade (6-3) and LSU’s Kozlov and Hunter (6-3). St. Hilaire is 9-0 this spring in singles competition.

Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Angel Carney, Georgia State
(Jr., Dallas, Ga.)

Panthers’ junior Angel Carney went undefeated on the weekend in both singles and doubles play, posting a win, 6-1, 6-2, over UNC Greensboro, followed by a 6-2, 6-0 win against Elon. Carney competed in the team’s No. 5 singles position. Partnering with Sofya Golubovskaya in the No. 1 doubles position, Carney also posted victories in doubles against UNCG, 6-1, and Elon, 6-3. Carney has now won five consecutive matches in singles and is undefeated in doubles at 7-0 with one match unfinished. She helped the Panthers win their fourth and fifth consecutive matches over the weekend, as the team improved to 5-3 on the season.

2022 Sun Belt Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Week 1 – Carles Anton, Troy
Week 2 – Roberts Grinvalds, Georgia State
Week 3 – Karlo Kajin, Louisiana
Week 4 – Oriol Fillat Gimenez, Louisiana
Week 5 – Maxime St. Hilaire, South Alabama

2022 Sun Belt Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Week 1 – Hala Badwy, ULM
Week 2 – Mae McCutcheon, Texas State
Week 3 – Anna Babayan, Coastal Carolina
Week 4 – Thea Rice, Arkansas State
Week 5 – Angel Carney, Georgia State

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