Mountain West Women's Tennis Player of the Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – UNLV junior Carol Zi Yang has been named Mountain West Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for matches played through Tuesday, March 29. It is the third career MW weekly accolade for Yang, all being earned this season.

Junior, Shenzhen, China/Shenzhen School

  • Helped lead UNLV to a 4-3 victory over Hawai‘i, helping the Rebels continue their undefeated streak to 18-0.
  • Went a combined 2-0, competing at the No. 1 singles and doubles position for UNLV.
  • Teamed up with Aiwen Zhu at the top of the Rebels’ doubles lineup and won convincingly, 6-2, over Paulina Petriskova and Klara Pribylova. UNLV would eventually take the doubles point.
  • In singles action, defeated Cindy Nguyen while battling severe leg cramps, which forced her to serve underhand. With the match knotted up at 3-3, Yang came-from-behind in the third set to clinch the match for the Rebels, ultimately winning 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.

2016 MW Women’s Tennis Players of the Week
Jan. 20    Carol Yang, Jr., UNLV
Jan. 27    Galina Bykova, Jr., Fresno State
Feb. 3    Aiwen Zhu, Fr., UNLV
Feb. 10    Sophie Watts, Sr., Fresno State
Feb. 17    Ludivine Burguiere, Jr., New Mexico
Feb. 24    Andrea Leblanc, Jr., New Mexico
March 2    Mayar Sherif Ahmed, So., Fresno State
March 16    Carol Zi Yang, Jr., UNLV
March 23    Aiwen Zhu, Fr., UNLV
March 30    Carol Zi Yang, Jr., UNLV