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Moinard tabbed conference player of the week following win over ranked opponent


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February 21, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State junior women’s tennis player Jenny Moinard (Saint Jean De Monts, France) has been named Mountain West Player of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. This is the first career MW weekly honor for Moinard.

A junior transfer from Clemson University, Moinard owns a 14-5 overall singles record and is 8-2 in dual match play this spring. Last week, the Saint Jean De Monts, France, native recorded a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win in the fourth-seeded match over No. 102 Madison Westby of USC, as well as a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Cal Poly’s Caroline Williams.

Moinard’s accomplishments in doubles with partner Mia Smith has contributed to much of the team’s success this season as the duo is 11-5 (6-3 dual) this year, regularly capturing wins in the top-seeded match to contribute to the Aztecs’ six straight doubles point victories (eight total this season).

Despite the pair’s loss to No. 26 Rianna Valdes/Angela Kulikov (USC) last Friday, the Aztecs went on to win matches two and three to claim the doubles point against the Trojans. Moinard and Smith were not required to finish their match against Cal Poly’s Molly Reed and Seriana Saltzen as the doubles point was decided for the Aztecs with wins on courts two and three.

Up next, the 6-4 Aztecs travel to Honolulu, Hawai’i for a pair of matches in the Aloha State this weekend. SDSU will play a neutral site match against Grand Canyon on Saturday, Feb. 24 at noon and will play at Hawai’i on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m.