Monday, March 16, 2009

Charlotte players earn A-10 tennis, baseball awards

Charlotte 49ers senior Yudeshnee Pillay was named co-women’s tennis player of the week in the Atlantic 10 Conference and sophomore Justin Wilson was named the league's baseball player of the week.

Pillay went undefeated in singles and 2-1 in doubles play. She leads Charlotte with 16 singles wins, including a 10-0 mark in the spring season. She and partner Ana Spivakovsky are 14-4 together at No. 1 doubles.

Wilson broke a school record with 10 hits in consecutive at bats over a three-game stretch. He batted .769 (10-for-13) this past week, drew five walks and stole four bases. He has scored two or more runs in five-straight games and has a nine-game active hit streak. He leads the team this season in hits, runs, batting average, slugging, on-base percentage and stolen bases.