Al-Amin of New Orleans, Hassan of Nicholls net Southland Tennis Player of the Week awards

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FRISCO, Texas – Karim Al-Amin of New Orleans and Dareen Hassan of Nicholls are the Southland Conference Tennis Players of the Week for the ninth week of the Spring 2023 season, as announced Tuesday by the conference office.

Men’s Player of the Week: Karim Al-Amin, New Orleans – Fr. – Waltrop, Germany
Al-Amin went 2-0 as the Privateers handed NJIT just their second loss of the season. In doubles, Al-Amin and Matthew Armbruster persevered in a tiebreak to win 7-6 (5). Al-Amin carried that momentum to singles where he won in straight sets 7-6 (5), 6-3 to move his record to 9-2 on the year.

Women’s Player of the Week: Dareen Hassan, Nicholls – Jr. – Cairo, Egypt
Hassan led the Colonels to three straight victories over league members Bryant, NJIT and New Orleans. She was perfect at No. 3 singles with a 3-0 mark and also went 2-1 in doubles. Hassan earned straight-set victories against Bryant and NJIT and her three-setter against New Orleans in the Southland opener tied the match at 3-3. She has been impressive in her first season as a Colonel, posting a 10-4 record in singles.

Honorable Mention: Brandelyn Fulgenzi, UIW.

2023 Southland Tennis Players of the Week
Date / Men’s Player of the Week / Women’s Player of the Week
Jan. 24 / Nathan Schwartz, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi / Margarita Nikonorova, Lamar
Jan. 31 / Pablo Perez Ramos, NJIT / Emma Aucagne, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Feb. 7 / Pascal Lorieul, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi / Dorota Szczygielska, Northwestern State
Feb. 14 / Pablo Perez Ramos, NJIT (2) / Palina Saulevich, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Feb. 21 / Ulysse Bertrand, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi / Putri Insani, Southeastern
Feb. 28 / Amine El Kholti, NJIT / Ana Jolic, Lamar
Mar. 7 / Nathan Schwartz, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2) / Tjasa Klevisar, Northwestern State
Mar. 14 / Pablo Perez Ramos, NJIT (3) / Carla Del Barrio, Southeastern
Mar. 21 / Karim Al-Amin, New Orleans / Dareen Hassan, Nicholls

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 25 percent of ballots.

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