Tiffany Tran Named MW Player of the Week
Feb. 8, 2012
Air Force freshman Tiffany Tran has been named the Mountain West Women's Tennis Player of the Week, announced today by the conference office.
Tran, a product of Laguna Niguel, Calif., went a combined 5-1 last weekend as Air Force swept three matches on the road, defeating New Mexico State (6-1), Northern Arizona (6-1) and UTEP (4-3). Tran won all three of her matches at No. 3 singles, including a come-from-behind victory over UTEP's Carolina DeLuca to clinch the team match for Air Force. With the Falcons and Miners tied, 3-3, Tran lost the first set to DeLuca, 2-6, then saved a match point before winning the second set 7-6. In the decisive third set, Tran trailed 1-5 before holding off three more match points and winning the match in a tiebreaker.
Tran won her other two matches at the No. 3 position, defeating New Mexico State's Ginet Pinero 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, and rallying to defeat Northern Arizona's Malia Wahinepio, 4-6, 7-5, (10-3). She also went 2-1 in doubles with junior Christine Molina.
The Falcons (6-1) play Nebraska and Northern Iowa this weekend in Lincoln, Neb.