Player of the week

Anna Pomyatinskaya


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Marshall University plays Radford University at the Huntington Tennis Club in Barboursville, W.Va., on Sunday, Jan. 26.

The Marshall University tennis team picked up two impressive victories this weekend, defeating number 38 ranked DePaul University Friday and number 52 ranked College of William & Mary.

Pomyatinskaya played a substantial role in those two victories, posting a combined 3-1 record in singles and doubles play. Against DePaul, Pomyatinskaya surged to a straight-sets singles victory (6-3, 7-5), competing in the three position.

She then seized a tie-breaking victory with partner Derya Turhan in doubles play after the Herd split the first two doubles matches with the Blue Demons.

Pomyatinskaya followed up her Friday performance with another solid outing to close out the weekend.

With the Herd trailing 2-1 in singles play, Pomyatinskaya reeled off two 6-4 sets to collect the victory and tie the match before the Herd took a 3-2 lead and eventually won the match.

Pomyatinskaya has arguably been the Herd’s most reliable and productive player throughout the dual season. She has accumulated a 14-5 overall in singles play, where her 14 victories also lead the team.

Pomnyatinskaya has competed in the number three position for the Herd this season, collecting 10 of her 14 victories. However, she has showcased her flexibility in terms of competing in multiple positions, including playing up in completion when necessary.

In fact, Pomyatinskaya has competed in spots 1-5 during singles play. She has also earned nine victories in doubles play.

Bradley Heltzel can be contacted at [email protected].