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Aranda Wins OVC Athlete of the Week

Lexi Aranda
Lexi Aranda

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – SIUE women's tennis junior Lexi Aranda has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Female Athlete of the Week for her performance against Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky last week.

The award is the second of the season for Aranda, who also won the award Feb. 9.

Over the weekend, Aranda earned two victories at the No. 1 singles position to finish the season 9-1 in the OVC. She and doubles partner Morgan Steffes won twice over the weekend from the No. 3 spot.

"Lexi had a very good weekend, winning in straight sets over two quality opponents," said SIUE Head Coach Nick Mueller. "She also had two important wins for us in doubles. She's been an integral part of our team all year."

SIUE women's tennis travels to Nashville, Tennessee, for the OVC Tournament April 22-24. The squad earned the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye after clinching a share of the OVC regular season title. The Cougars will face the winner of Eastern Kentucky and Murray State Saturday at 2 p.m.