Kutubidze Named C-USA Tennis Athlete of the Week
Earns First Weekly Honor Of The Season
IRVING -- North Texas women's tennis player Tamuna Kutubidze was named Conference USA's women's Tennis Athlete of the Week on Wednesday after she clinched the Mean Green's 4-3 win over Iowa on Saturday in heroic fashion.
Kutubidze defeated her Hawkeye opponent and won the match for the Mean Green (3-1) with a 10-8 third set tiebreaking win. Kutubidze, a two-time all-conference selectee, won 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10-8) at the No. 2 spot in the lineup on Saturday. She and her opponent went back-and -forth all match but it finished with a resilient Kutubidze outdueling Iowa's Zoe Douglas.
The honor is Kutubidze's first of the 2018 season.
North Texas is on the road this Friday at Kansas State as they play the Wildcats in a 3:00 p.m. match. They'll remain in Manhattan, Kansas, to face Washington State on Saturday.