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Kordolaimi Named American Player of the Week

Elena Kordolaimi has won six straight matches

April 8, 2014

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PROVIDENCE, R.I.--- Junior Elena Kordolaimi has been named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second time in the last three weeks, after posting a strong showing against No. 31 DePaul a few days ago, the league announced Tuesday morning.

With the latest nomination, Houston now leads the conference in spring Player of the Week awards with five, while it also has taken home three of the last four weekly league honors. Freshman Despoina Vogasari has claimed the weekly award three times, while Kordolaimi has won it twice this season.

Kordolaimi guided the Cougars to a win over No. 31 DePaul last Sunday, as she earned her first win over a ranked opponent this season by defeating No. 125 Patricia Fargas in a thrilling three-set affair.

In a marathon match that lasted three hours and 16 minutes, the Lamia, Greece native came through with one of the gutsiest performances of the season to pull off the match-clinching 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 victory from the No. 2 spot, pushing Houston to its school-best fifth ranked victory of the season and its seventh consecutive home win.

The junior trailed 5-2 in the final set before winning each of the next five games to complete the dramatic come-from-behind victory. She has now picked up a team-leading equaling six straight match victories, while she's won 12 of her last 14 sets going back to March 12.

Kordolaimi has come through in the clutch all season long for the Cougars, as she's represented the clinching point in each of UH's last two victories, while she's also clinched Houston's top two ranked wins on the season, in a 4-3 victory over then-ranked No. 17 Tulsa back on March 1 and last Sunday against No. 31 DePaul.

She aims to keep her superb play going on Wednesday, as the Cougars host in-state foe Texas State at 2:00 p.m. CT out at the John E. Hoff Tennis Courts, in what will be the second to last home match of the season.

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