Troy's Trang Huynh named Sun Belt tennis athlete of week

Published 02/26 2014 03:34PM

Updated 02/26 2014 03:35PM

Troy women’s tennis sophomore Trang Huynh has been named the Sun Belt’s co-female athlete of the week the conference office announced on Wednesday. Huynh joins Georgia State’s Abigail Tere-Apisah to share the honor.

Huynh went 2-0 in singles play last week for the Trojans, including a straight-set win in the top singles spot in Troy’s 4-1 win over No. 72 Nicholls State.

The Vung Tau, Vietnam, native defeated the Colonels’ Stephanie Barnett, 6-4, 6-1. Barnett, who wasn’t ranked when the two played on Saturday, is now ranked 61st in the latest ITA National Singles rankings that were released yesterday. The loss to Huynh is Barnett’s only loss of the season.

Huynh also picked up a win in Troy’s match against North Florida last week, defeating Esther Zuniga at the No. 2 spot, 6-4, 6-0. Huynh is now 5-3 in singles play this season.

Huynh and her doubles partner, Anja Cosovic, were also dominant on the week. The pair played both of their matches at the No.1 spot in the lineup, winning 8-1 and 8-2 over North Florida and Nicholls State, respectively.

Huynh and the Trojans host a pair of home matches this weekend when Kennesaw State visits for a 2 p.m. match on Friday and Arkansas State comes in for a 12 p.m. match on Sunday.

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