Sahaja be a Tennis Player of the Week


Sam Houston State sophomore Sahaja Yamalapalli was named the Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday, per a release by league officials.

In the Bearkats’ Southland Conference opener, Yamalapalli secured a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Nicholls’ Stephanie Barnett. On Saturday, Yamalapalli recorded another straight-set win over New Orleans’ Trang Dao, blanking Dao 6-0 in the opening frame before taking set two 6-4 to extend her singles win streak to four matches.

The Hyderabad, India, native teamed up with Isidora Zivkovic to claim a doubles match against the Colonels, taking down Lingfeng Gu and Mariia Kozachok 6-2.

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