first_imgMen’s Tennis Player of the Week – Francisco Bendana, UIW – Jr. – College Station, Texas Bendana accounted for both of the Cardinals’ points in the team’s 5-2 loss against UTRGV on Saturday. This is the second consecutive week he has won both his singles and doubles matches. UIW (2-4, 0-0 SLC) plays at UT Arlington on Thursday at 2 p.m. CT and stays in North Texas to take on SMU and Arkansas Pine-Bluff on Saturday in Dallas at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. FRISCO, Texas – UIW’s Francisco Bendana is the Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by Bendana dominated at the No. 2 slot in singles and doubles play against UTRGV, picking up two wins on the day. He and teammate Joey Vatanadilok cruised to a 6-1 decisive doubles win to earn UIW its first point of the match. The College Station, Texas, native followed up with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 win over Dennis Boisseau. After dropping his first of the season in singles action, the junior has now won five straight for a 5-1 record. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: None. This is UIW’s first weekly honor in men’s tennis this season.last_img