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 UniversalCoin.com. 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