Islanders’ Dormet Wins Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

first_imgSouthland 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. In a clutch performance Saturday, Dormet helped the Islanders (15-6, 10-1 SLC) clinch a share of the Southland Conference title and the No. 2 seed in the 2018 Southland Conference Tennis Tournament in Beaumont, Texas. Corpus Christi defeated Northwestern State (14-8, 8-3 SLC), the No. 3 seed in this week’s tournament, 4-3 to close the season and finish the week 2-0, taking down Central Arkansas (14-6, 7-4 SLC) 7-0 on Thursday.   FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Luna Dormet is the Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Luna Dormet, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Fr. – Tours, Francecenter_img Honorable Mention: Darinka Tiboldi, Stephen F. Austin; Khee Yen Wee, Sam Houston State; Polina Mutel, Northwestern State. Dormet provided the clinch point for the Islanders in Saturday’s 4-3 contest against the Lady Demons. After dropping the first set 5-7, Dormet won the second 6-2 and had the deciding set tied at four a piece. The freshman from Tours, France, took the next two points to secure the three-set win over NSU’s Emilija Dancetovic and earn the team its third consecutive Southland championship. It was Dormet’s second singles win of the week after defeating Central Arkansas’ QiLi Ma 6-2, 7-5 on Thursday. She also picked up a doubles win at the top flight with Hortense Boscher, defeating the Bears’ Pornpawee Pramethong and Marli Van Heerden 7-5.last_img read more

Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna to co-own Sachin’s Kerala Blasters

first_imgSHARE Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar with Allu Aravind (left), Chiranjeevi, N Prasad and Akkineni Nagarjuna at a programme of Kerala Blasters FC at Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday   –  PTI SHARE SHARE EMAIL 1/2 null Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar with Allu Aravind (left), Chiranjeevi, N Prasad and Akkineni Nagarjuna at a programme of Kerala Blasters FC at Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday   –  PTI Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar with Allu Aravind (left), Chiranjeevi, N Prasad and Akkineni Nagarjuna at a programme of Kerala Blasters FC at Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday   –  PTI Telugu actors Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Allu Arjun and industrialist Aravind Prasad have joined cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as the new co-owners of the Kerala Blasters, the Kochi-based franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL).Sachin introduced the new co-owners except Allu Arjun to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at the latter’s office this morning.Football AcademySpeaking to newspersons, Sachin said he wanted to work with the new co-owners and make Kerala Blasters a vibrant franchise.He and the co-owners have agreed to the state government request to set up a residential football academy to groom young football stars here.“The interest levels among youngsters are very high in the state. We would like to get involved with more schools to catch them young,” Sachin said.Kerala Blasters has set a target to churn out at least 100 young stars over the next few years. In order to realise its dream, it has sought the support and guidance of state government in their programmes in the state.The Chief Minister has readily agreed with their request, Sachin said.Ownership changeChief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Kerala Blasters in association with the government has calked out a comprehensive programme for development of the game in the state.The focus would be on identifying the budding stars at a young age and train them, he said.At the start of the inaugural of the Indian Super League two years ago, Sachin had teamed up with Hyderabad-based PVP Ventures to acquire the Kerala franchise.However, PVP Ventures landed into financial last year, preparing the ground for a change in ownership at Kerala Blasters. × June 01, 2016 Kerala Blasters unveil squad for ISL Season 3 Keralacenter_img COMMENT Tollywood actors Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna. File Photo Published on 2/2 Tollywood actors Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna. File Photo Kerala Blasters has set a target to churn out at least 100 young stars over the next few years. football RELATED Tollywood actors Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna. File Photo COMMENTSlast_img read more