ATLANTA – Giles Hussey of Georgia State men’s tennis has been named Sun Belt Player of the Week, the league announced Wednesday morning. It’s the third time this season he has won the award, the most among all players in the conference.
Hussey went a perfect 3-0 over the weekend to help GSU capture the 2019 Sun Belt Regular Season title and lock up the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament for the fourth consecutive season. Hussey went 2-0 at the No. 2 singles position and 1-0 at the No. 1 doubles spot, including back-to-back clinches in the Panthers’ final two contests of the regular season.
On Saturday, Hussey and partner Jack MacFarlane cruised to a 6-2 victory to hand GSU the doubles point for the 16th time this season. The Swindon, England, native went on to clinch the match with a 6-3, 7-6 victory on court two. Against Middle Tennessee, the fate of the match came down to Hussey, who delivered in the clutch with a 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) win.
He enters the Sun Belt Tournament on a four-match win streak and has won six of his last eight matches with MacFarlane in doubles play.
Georgia State wraps up the regular season with a league-leading five Player of the Week honors, two ahead of UT Arlington who finished with three. The Panthers also had three different players earn the award in Hussey, Vazha Shubladze and Roberts Grinvalds, the most among all teams in the league.
GSU will take the court next against No. 8-seed Appalachian State in the Sun Belt Championships Friday, April 19 at the Peachtree City Tennis Center in Peachtree City, Ga.
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