FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s William Mottet and Carolina Bulatovic are the Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Mottet went 3-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles at the top-line position for the Islanders across four matches last week, while Bulatovic picked up three singles victories and a doubles win. A&M-Corpus Christi swept a doubleheader against Prairie View A&M 7-0 and 4-0 on the men’s side, and 7-0 and 5-0 on the women’s end. Both Islanders squads were victorious over UT Rio Grande Valley with a final tally of 6-1 for the men and 5-2 for the women.The A&M-Corpus Christi men (7-1) put their three-match win streak on the line in Houston against Rice and Elon at noon CT Friday and noon Saturday, respectively. The Islanders’ women (4-0) look to stay undefeated as they go on the road to face SMU at 4 p.m. Sunday.Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – William Mottet, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – Gargenville, FranceAfter losing the first set of an unfinished singles match against No. 8 Texas, Mottet claimed the next eight sets across his six singles and doubles matches to improve to 6-0 in singles play and 5-1 in doubles play this season.He defeated Prairie View A&M’s Xavier Lawrence (6-2, 6-3) and Jorge Juarez (6-2, 6-1) en route to a doubleheader sweep of the Panthers. Mottet closed his solo weekend play with a 6-3, 6-4 trimph over UTRGV’s Yehonatan Kaufman.Honorable Mention: Johannes Klein, New Orleans; Niko Moceanu, Abilene Christian.Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Carolina Bulatovic, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – So. – Dusseldorf, GermanyBulatovic came out on top of all seven sets she played last week, beginning with a pair of wins over Prairie View A&M’s Lucia Garcia at the No. 1 position. Bulatovic and partner Mariya Shumeika handled the Panthers’ top-line doubles team with ease, posting a 6-2 victory.In her final match of the weekend, Bulatovic went up against UTRGV’s Doris Aleksovska at the No. 2 slot and edged her opponent 7-5 in set two to improve to a perfect 4-0 in 2019. Honorable Mention: Trang Dao, New Orleans; Judit Castillo Gargallo, Northwestern State; Marli Van Heerden, Central Arkansas; Putri Insani, Southeastern Louisiana.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.
Referee Jon Moss was targeted by Leicester fans ‘who threw drinks and shouted abuse at him’ following the Foxes’ 2-2 draw with West Ham on Sunday. Moss came under fierce criticism over his handling of the match in which he sent off Jamie Vardy and awarded the Hammers a penalty. The home fans were so incensed that they targeted the official as he headed for the tunnel at full-time, according to a report in The Times.Moss was also verbally attacked by at least one player and a member of club staff, the report claims. The thrilling encouter emded moments after Leonardo Ulloa slotted home a late penalty to earn the league leaders a draw, but events from that day could have ramifications for the title run-in. Vardy has been charged by the Football Association with improper conduct for his behaviour following his second-half dismissal where he appeared to direct verbal abuse at Moss. The in-form striker, who has scored 21 league goals so far this season, could miss as many as three of the final four matches of the season. Moss sent off Jamie Vardy for two yellow card offences on Sunday afternoon 1