Trailing 5-2 in the top flight Friday to open the Southland season, Mutel rallied to a 7-5 victory to take the first set over Sam Houston State’s Fabienne Gettwart before winning the match with a 6-4 second set win. This gave Northwestern State the fourth point on the day to clinch the win in the league opener. She had already picked up a doubles win at the No. 1 slot with teammate Polina Ivanova, 6-0. In Saturday’s match against Lamar, the duo earned a 6-2 win over the Cardinals’ Jasmin Buchta and Natalia Molina. The senior from Yaroslavl, Russia, went on to defeat Buchta 6-2, 6-4 in singles to claim a perfect weekend.Honorable Mention: Sarah Jurakova, McNeese; Stephanie Barnett, NichollsSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Polina Mutel is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Polina Mutel, Northwestern State – Sr. – Yaroslavl, Russia In the opening weekend of Southland Conference action, Mutel led the Lady Demons (6-5, 2-0 SLC) to a 2-0 start with a 4-3 win against Sam Houston State (5-3, 1-1 SLC) and a 7-0 sweep of Lamar (2-6, 1-1 SLC). NSU hits the road this weekend for a Saturday contest at McNeese (6-1, 2-0 SLC) beginning at 1 p.m. before taking on Nicholls (6-3, 0-1 SLC) at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
This is the gossip from Sunday’s newspapers and you can also keep up to date with the talkSPORT LIVE transfer blog.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has £60m to spend and is planning to make a deadline day bid for Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez, 25. (The Sun on Sunday)Crystal Palace and fellow Premier League strugglers Hull are among several top-flight clubs looking at a potential loan move for Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert, 32. (Sunday People)Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, 25, has turned down a move to Roma in order to join either Liverpool or Tottenham this summer.(Sunday Express)Manchester United will have to include an escape clause if they are to persuade goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, to sign a new contract. (Sunday Mirror)Manchester United midfielder Anderson, 26, is due to sign for Brazilian side Internacional on Monday after being offered a four-year contract worth about £25,000 a week after tax plus a £650,000 annual bonus.(Mail on Sunday)Borussia Dortmund’s attacking midfielder Marco Reus is set to move to Arsenal as the 25-year-old midfielder wants to work with manager Arsene Wenger. (Daily Star) Newcastle head coach John Carver has shrugged off the fact he will have no say on matters on transfer deadline day and insists he already has quality players to work with at the club. (Newcastle Chronicle)Arsenal and Liverpool have both been offered Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao, 26, after United dropped their interest, but neither club appear to want to sign the Portuguese international. (Daily Star)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Bruce discusses deal for Tottenham wingerNO DEAL! Flecher to West Ham is offPochettino coy on striker speculation Transfer rumours and paper review Saturday, February 1 1