MINDAUGAS CELEDINAS NAMED SLC MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 10, 2009
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Southland Conference office announced Tuesday that UT Arlington freshman Mindaugas Celedinas has been named the SLC men's tennis player of the week.
Celedinas (Vilnius, Lithuania) posted wins in singles and doubles competition while helping his team score two crucial points in a 4-3 loss to New Orleans this past week. One of only two Mavericks to record a victory in singles play, Celedinas defeated New Orleans' Vinay Kamineni 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 in No. 2 singles play.
In doubles action, Celedinas and teammate Dmitry Minkin knocked off Guilherme Rebolo and Calvin Kemp 8-3 in the No. 1 doubles match.
SLC men's tennis player of the week honorable mention goes to Lamar senior Maciej Bogusz and Nicholls sophomore Radu Ionescu. A student-athlete must receive 25 percent of the votes from the league's SIDs in order to qualify for honorable mention.
Celedinas and the Mavericks will be back in action hosting Centenary on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. at the UTA Tennis Center in Arlington.