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NSU Nabs Two SSC Player of the Week Awards

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Richard Mansell and Petra Jurova

The Nova Southeastern University athletic duo of tennis player Petra Jurova and men’s golfer Richard Mansell received conference recognition on Monday as they were each named Sunshine State Player of the Week for their respective sport by the league office.

Jurova (Jr., Bratislova, Slovakia), who made her debut with the tennis team on Feb. 7, has earned SSC Player of the Week each time she has been eligible, this Monday, March 2 for the third time this spring and for the second consecutive week. She continued both her personal unblemished streak on the season while also helping to extend the No. 10 Sharks’ similar 6-0 mark in a huge victory Sunday over No. 3 Saint Leo on the road, 5-4.

In doubles, Jurova contributed to one of two Shark wins, teaming with Irina Constantinide (Jr., Galati, Romania) in the two-slot to win 8-2. Then in singles, Jurova overcame a 6-0 loss in the first set to take two straight and cement the team win with NSU’s fifth point, beating Anastasia Wagner 0-6, 6-4, 6-3. She is 6-0 in singles and 6-0 in doubles to start the year for the 6-0, 3-0 Sharks.

Mansell (So., Staffordshire, England) was one of three Shark golfers who finished in a tie for third to help the team win both their second straight tournament of the season while successfully defending their title from last year at the Armstrong Pirate Invite. His second-round 69 and even-par final 18 holes were two of the lowest scores at the end of each round, allowing the No. 1 Sharks to come from behind and take the nine-stroke victory.

Overall for the tournament, he shot an even-par 216 as the team won its third event of the year, the fifth straight in which they’ve finished either as winner or runner-up. NSU is currently ranked first in the nation by both the GCAA and Golfstat, while Mansell is the No. 6-ranked individual in all of DII