JUMAMUKHAMBETOVA EARNS ADIDAS OVC FEMALE TENNIS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS

March 8, 2017

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – After a dominant week which saw her go undefeated in six decisions, University of Tennessee at Martin sophomore Asel Jumamukhambetova was named adidas Ohio Valley Conference Female Tennis Athlete of the Week this morning.

Today’s announcement marks the first career OVC weekly accolade for Jumamukhambetova, who hails from Atyran, Kazakhstan.

Jumamukhambetova is in the midst of a hot streak for UT Martin, as she helped steer the Skyhawks to three straight road wins in the span of three days. As a result, UT Martin was able to defeat UAB (4-0), Samford (5-2) and West Alabama (4-0) on March 4-6 to even its overall record at 3-3.

At No. 4 singles, Jumamukhambetova picked up a 6-3, 6-1 win at UAB before following that with a 6-4, 0-6, 10-8 victory at Samford and a 6-1, 6-1 win at West Alabama. She also partnered with teammate Hitomi Naito at No. 2 doubles to claim a 7-5 win at UAB, a 6-4 victory at Samford and a 6-1 win at West Alabama.

The Skyhawks have one more nonconference tuneup at West Florida on Thursday, March 9 before looking to defend their Ohio Valley Conference title on March 18 at Eastern Kentucky.



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