Holtzhausen, O'Brien earned second straight OVC honor

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Whoever said that good things happen in pairs is right. For the second straight week, sophomores Dean O'Brien and Kelly Holtzhausen have been named the OVC Women's and Men's Tennis players of the week.

This time they share their honors. O'Brien shares his with Alex Das Izquierdo of Eastern Kentucky while Holtzhausen shares her with Alexandra Sitnikova of the Colonels.

"Dean and Kelly continue to play at their best," said coach Dan Silverstein. "They are true leaders on the court and on our teams."

O'Brien picked up wins at Jacksonville State and Austin Peay, both in straight sets to improve his record this spring to 12-1. This is the third OVC Player of the Week honor in a row for O'Brien, who earned All-OVC First Team honors last season.

Holtzhausen picked up three win in helping Tech go 2-1 last week in OVC action. She won in straight sets over Southeast Missouri and followed that up on the road the next day with a 6-2, 6-3 win over defending OVC Player of the Year, Viviane Mirani of Jacksonville State. She then also hit the road for her third match in three days and downed Austin Peay.