KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Hui-I Huang of Embry-Riddle (Fla.) has been named NAIA Women's Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Huang was selected based on her performances from March 18 – 24 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated group player of the week selections.
The freshman native of Changhua, Taiwan, went 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles on the week. In Huang first singles match of the week, she defeated Anastasyia Baranova, of Oklahoma Baptist, who is ranked No. 6 by Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Huang also won her doubles match against Oklahoma Baptist to help the Eagles to a 7-2 win over No. 14 Oklahoma Baptist on March 18.
Huang continued her winning ways on two days later as she scored the Eagles’ only-two points against NCAA Division I Connecticut. Against the Huskies, Huang defeated the Huskies No. 1 singles player, 6-1, 6-4. She also competed in No. 1 doubles, where she got the Eagles second point, with an 8-5 victory.
The next women’s tennis Player of the Week will be announced on April 3.
Nominees: Lea Souvigne, Arizona Christian; Neesha Thirumalaichalvam, Cumberlands (Ky.); Alyssa Fuentes, Davenport (Mich.); Stephanie Perez, Indiana Tech; Anastasiya Zvyagintesva, William Carey (Miss.); Laura Vergara, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Jalyn Deering, Ashford (Iowa); Jenna Sallee, Campbellsville (Ky.); Daniella Arcila, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Anita Rácz, Cumberland (Tenn.); Nhatalia Ocampo, Warner (Fla.); Tetiana Kovalska, St. Thomas (Fla.); Livia Toth, Northwood (Fla.); Agnese Rozite, Mobile (Ala.); Beatriz Signori, Tennessee Wesleyan; TIffany William, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Priiti Rijal, Coastal Georgia; Terah Maloley, Nebraska Wesleyan.
2013 Composite Award Winners
Week 1: Jade Curtis, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)
Week 2: Hui-I Huang, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)