Men's Tennis Players of the Week Archive

2023 Men's Tennis Players of the Week

April 24, 2023
Erb, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., helped nationally 25th-ranked Washington and Lee close out the 2022-23 regular season with a 1-1 showing against non-Division III opponents. Erb saw action at No. 1 singles and doubles with partner Evan Brady in the latter for both matches. Erb and Brady took on Efe Comu and Luke Quaynor from Division II member Rollins University. The Generals pair dropped a 6-1 results to their counterparts. Erb account for W&L's team point (L, 1-6) with a 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4) triumph in singles play over Comu. The Generals earned a 9-0 victory over NAIA member Warner University. Erb and Brady posted an 8-4 triumph over Nicolas Fertonani and Davide Pelletti in doubles play. Erb followed with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Lorenzo Ocantos in single action. For the season, Erb is 17-5 in all singles matches including 13-2 at #1. He and played have played all their doubles matches together, going 21-7 for the year.

April 17, 2023
Vigdorchik, a senior from San Francisco, Calif, led Lynchburg to a trio of ODAC wins with a perfect 6-0 record between singles and doubles play from the #1 position, helping the Hornets improve to 5-2 in the league table. Vigdorchik teamed with Alex Rintoul at doubles in all three matches. They won 8-5 over Nicolas Alvarado and Dev Mani from Randolph in a 9-0 Lynchburg team win. Vigdorchik won the first set, 6-3, over Alvarado and was leading 4-0 with Randolph's #1 was forced to withdraw due to injury. In a 7-2 win over Hampden-Sydney, Vigdorchik and Rintoul topped Barrett Foster and Casey Coffey, 8-4, in doubles play. Vigdorchik earned a 6-4, 6-4, win over Foster in singles action. The Hornets added an 8-1 win over Randolph-Macon to cap the week. Vigdorchik defeated Holland Baynard, 6-2, 6-2, in singles play and joined Rintoul for an 8-4 triumph over Baynard and Xan Johnston in doubles action. Vigdorchik is now 11-4 in single play. Lynchburg, at 11-5 overall, is enjoying its best season since 2003-04.

April 10, 2023
Babaiev, a first-year from Kharkiv, Ukraine, helped Shenandoah pick up a pair of ODAC wins last week to move to 5-1 in the league standings and tied with Averett for second behind Washington and Lee (9-0). Babaiev played at the #1 and #2 positions in singles matches and at the top rung in doubles action with the Hornets defeating Virginia Wesleyan, 6-3, and Ferrum, 9-0, in two home matches. He teamed with Jovan Cirkovic on both occasions in doubles play. They topped Felix Bevc and Alen Curoic, 8-5, from Virginia Wesleyan and then down Gabriel Alvarez and Kevin Nester, 8-0, from Ferrum. In singles play, Babiev posted a 6-4, 6-2, triumph over the Marlins' #1 player Bevc to mark his first match at the top flight. Babaiev defeated Nester, 6-0, 6-0, at #2 against Ferrum. For the season, Babaiev is 10-0 overall including 9-0 at #2. He and Cirkovic are 7-3 as a doubles tandem, all from the #1 position.

April 3, 2023
Erb, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., collects his ODAC-best third weekly award of the season after helping the nationally 25th-ranked Generals to a trio of ODAC wins over the past week. Erb went 5-0 overall with a pair of wins at #1 singles and a trio of triumphs with partner Evan Brady at #1 doubles. The pair is the fifth-ranked doubles tandem in the ITA's Atlantic South Region. Erb, the fourth-rated singles player in the region, joined Brady for an 8-0 victory over Bridgewater's Matthew Leonard and Noah Hughes in Washington and Lee's 9-0 team win. W&L's duo then defeated Levi Vigdorchik and Alex Rintoul, 8-4, in a 9-0 squad win over Lynchburg. Erb topped Vigdorchik, 6-1, 4-6, 10-5, to collect a second point. The Generals #1 player made it two singles wins on the week in a 7-2 triumph over Averett. Erb defeated Shori Nishizoe, the 24th-ranked player in the region, by a 6-1, 6-3 tally. Erb and Brad posted an 8-5 victory over Rufus Nurminen and Martinho Goncalves in doubles play. For the season, Erb is 15-5 in all singles matches including an 11-2 mark at #1. He and Brady have teamed up for 26 doubles matches, going 20-6 overall with an 11-4 mark from the top flight.

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2022 Men's Tennis Players of the Week

May 3, 2022
Secord, a senior from Harrisonburg, Va., closed the regular season with a 3-1 week in top flight action. He was responsible for Bridgewater's point in an 8-1 team loss to Virginia Wesleyan. He defeated Mitchell Perry, 6-2, 6-0, at #1 singles. He and #1 doubles partner Matthew Leonard dropped a 6-8 decision to Perry and Felix Bevc. Secord and Matthew Gordon picked up an 8-1 win over Nicolas Alvarado and Alex Kulvivat in a 7-2 team triumph over Randolph. Secord then won 6-4, 6-1 over Alvarado in singles action.

April 25, 2022
Kistler, a first-year from Hilton Head, S.C., put together a 6-0 week in helping Washington and Lee to three team victories including a pair of triumphs over regionally ranked teams. Kistler competed at #2 singles and joined Eli Hirshberg at #1 doubles in all three matches. The pair posted an 8-1 victory over Hardt Lesko and Carter Hylton in a 9-0 team win over Roanoke. Kistler defeated Lesko, 6-0, 6-0, in singles play. He won 6-2, 6-0 over Gianluca Beaujon in the regionally 11th-ranked Generals 9-0 team win over Salisbury, which is ranked 12th in the Atlantic South. Kistler and Hirshberg won 8-4 over Beaujon and Brad Pappalardo in doubles play. The match was much tighter against Isaac Rockower and Adrian Charchalis from regionally 20th-ranked Franklin & Marshall, but the W&L pair pulled out an 8-7 (7) win towards a 7-2 team triumph over the Diplomats. Kistler added a 6-1, 6-4 singles win over Justin Pace. For the season, Kistler is 12-8 in singles matches and 10-9 in doubles play.

April 18, 2022
Perry, a senior from Johns Creek, Ga., helped Virginia Wesleyan to a 2-1 week that featured a pair of key ODAC victories to drive the Marlins records to 9-7 overall and 5-1 in league play. Perry went 5-1 overall between singles and double action, the latter all with partner Felix Bevc. The pair posted an 8-5 win over Daniel Blonquist and Tanner Bassett at #1 doubles against regionally 18th-ranked Southern Virginia. Perry dropped at 6-1, 6-2 decision to Marcos Dias at #1 singles in the Marlins 6-3 team setback to the Knights. Perry rebounded with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Tyler Brice at #2 singles in VWU's 8-1 team triumph over Hampden-Sydney. Perry and Bevc topped Barrett Foster and Matt Kendrick, 8-3, at #1 doubles. The duo posted a second 8-3 from the top flight, this time against Evan Wong and Drake Schreiber as part of a 7-2 team win over Guilford. Perry defeated Jay Montague, 6-3, 6-2, at #1 singles.

April 11, 2022
Perle-Jones, a graduate student from Eugene, Ore., went 4-0 last week in help Shenandoah to a 1-1 showing against ODAC competition. Perle-Jones joined Keith Orr for an 8-0 win over Hardt Lesko and Carter Hylton at #1 doubles in the Hornets narrow 5-4 team loss to Roanoke. Perle Jones added a 6-0, 6-1 win at #2 singles over Lesko. He again contributed two points to the Hornets team score, this time helping SU to a 7-1 win over Ferrum. He and Orr partnered for an 8-3 win over Patrick Marsh and Jacob Glass at #1 doubles. Perle-Jones then won 6-1, 6-1 over Marsh at #2 singles.

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2021 Men's Tennis Players of the Week

April 26, 2021
Fishwick, a senior from Roanoke, Va., put together a big week in helping Roanoke to a 2-2 showing including 2-1 against ODAC opponents. Fishwick went 4-0 in singles play at the #1 flight and 3-1 with partner Zach Kriebel at #1 doubles. The duo posted an 8-5 win in doubles play with Fishwick adding a 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 win over Rufus Nurminen in singles play to account for the Maroons two points in a 7-2 non-conference setback to Averett. After Fishwick and Kriebel lost, 8-5, to Washington and Lee in doubles action, Fishwick defeated Evan Brady, 6-3, 0-6, 10-8, to post RC's point in an 8-1 loss to the Generals. In an 8-1 team win over Emory & Henry, Fishwick and Kriebel won 8-1 and then Fishwick added a 6-2, 6-1 win over Brandon McGuire in singles play. In a 7-2 team victory over Shenandoah, RC's doubles duo won 8-4 with Fishwick posting a 6-4, 6-0 win over Keith Orr in singles action.

April 19, 2021
Gregory, a senior from Advance, N.C., helped the Quakers to a 2-1 week in which he went a combined 6-0 between singles and doubles play. His efforts helped Guilford to a pair of ODAC wins to keep them in the hunt at the top of the league table. Gregory and doubles partner Joe Horne posted a trio of wins from the top flight. That began with an 8-3 triumph over Tyler Brice and Andrew Donelson in the Quakers' 9-0 at Hampden-Sydney. The duo earned an 8-2 victory over Canon Second and Nick Kiser in a 7-2 victory over Bridgewater. Gregroy and Horne then earned an 8-4 result over Trent Harner and Coleman Baker in GC's non-conference loss to Methodist, 6-3. Gregory's singles wins against H-SC and BC came from the #3 position. He defeated H-SC's Bryson Alley, 6-0, 6-3, and topped BC's Kiser 6-0, 6-2. He moved p to the #2 spot against Methodist and posted a 6-1, 6-4 win over Henry Murray.

April 12, 2021
Perry, a senior from Johns Creek, Ga., picks up his second straight weekly award following a very busy and successful week for the Virginia Wesleyan men's squad. The Marlins went 3-2 in five team matches last week with Perry posting a 4-1 record at #1 singles and a 5-0 with partner Felix Bevc at #1 doubles. In a match against Division I Norfolk State (L, 7-0), Perry and Bevc posted a 6-4 win over Ignaio Guevel and Frederico Rebecchini. Perry accounted for two points in a 6-3 setback to Methodist. He and Bevc won 8-6 over Jordan Theron and Patrick Newsome in doubles play with Perry adding a 6-1, 6-3, win over Henry Murray in singles action. VWU posted an 8-1 win over Roanoke with Perry and Bevc winning 8-4 over Jack Fishwick and Grayson White in doubles action. Perry earned a 4-6, 6-1, 6-0, singles result over Fishwick. Virginia Wesleyan also posted a pair of 8-1 win over Emory & Henry and Lynchburg. Perry and Bevc earned an 8-1 win over Archer Marlow and Sean Given from E&H and an 8-0 victory over Daniel Christian and Carter McCleary from Lynchburg in doubles play. Perry picked singles wins over E&H Brandon McGuire, 6-3, 6-1, and LYN's Colton Mullins, 6-0, 6-0. Perry is 7-4 overall in singles matches and 10-2 overall in doubles matches.

April 5, 2021
Perry, a senior from Johns Creek, Ga., helped Virginia Wesleyan pick up a 7-1 ODAC victory over Randolph College. Perry and Felix Bevc teamed up to earn an 8-4 win at #1 doubles over Alex Kulvivat and Nico Alvarado. Perry then earned a 6-0, 7-5, win over Alvarado at #1 singles. Perry is now 3-3 overall in singles matches and 5-2 with Bevc in doubles action.

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2020 Men's Tennis Players of the Week

March 16, 2020
Borga, a senior from Buenos Aires, Argentina, went 6-2 combined at #1 singles and #1 doubles with partner Vincent Oliver as Lynchburg went 2-2 as a squad. The Hornets fell 6-3 and 6-1 to LeTourneau and Thomas More, respectively, but posted 6-3 and 5-4 victories over Gordon and Lake Forest, sequentially. Borga and Oliver won 8-4 over Jimmie Henson and Christian Farris from LeTourneau as well as Gavin Dail and Jaret Fidler from Thomas More. The Hornets' pair added an 8-6 over Ezekiel Hall and Jonathan Frink from Gordon before falling to Lake Forest's Oleksyi Vyshyvanyuk and Chase Garber, 8-5. In singles play, Borga won 6-0, 6-1 over LeTourneau's Henson dropped a tight 6-7, 7-6, 1-0 (8) decision to Thomas More's Dail. Borga came up with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Gordon's Hall, and finshed with a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Lake Forest's Vyshyvanyuk.

March 9, 2020
Secord, a sophomore from Harrisonburg, Va., is making good on last season's ODAC Player of the Year campaign as he went a combined 6-0 in top-flight singles and doubles play to help Bridgewater to a 2-1 team showing. In a 5-4 loss to Drew University, Secord posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over John Dickey at #1 singles and joined Matthew Gordon for an 8-1 triumph at #1 double. He swept both sets in posting a 6-0, 6-0 win at #1 singles against Dustin McCullough from St. John Fisher. He and Gordon won 8-0 at #1 doubles to help BC post a 9-0 team win. Secord again grabbed two points towards a 6-3 win over Albion with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph at #1 singles and an 8-1 win with Gordon at #1 doubles.

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2019 Men's Tennis Players of the Week

April 29, 2019
Sarver, a junior from Richmond, Va., put together a 3-1 record between doubles and singles play that included a singles victory over the 12th-ranked player in the ITA's South Atlantic Region. Sarver started his week with a 6-1, 6-1 win at #1 singles to make up for an 8-4 loss at #1 doubles with Ryan Aud in the Yellow Jackets 7-2 win over Lynchburg. He and Aud collected a point in R-MC's 5-0 win over Shenandoah with an 8-7 (8-6) decision at #1 doubles. Sarver then capped his week with a three-set extended point win over W&L's Harry Shepherd, the 12th-rated player in the region. Sarver won that match 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (10-4) to account for R-MC's point in an 8-1 setback to the Generals.

April 22, 2019
Moody, a junior from Raleigh, N.C., led the Tigers to a pair of key ODAC victories as the regular season end draws near. Moody went a combined 4-0 at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles as Hamdpen-Sydney toppled Guilford, 8-1, and Bridgewater, 9-0. Moody earned a hard-fought 6-3, 5-7, 10-1 decision over GC's Mason Robb in one singles match, while he again went three sets to take down BC's Canon Secord, 7-5, 3-6, 10-3. Matthew and his brother Michael churned out an 8-6 doubles win over the Quakers top duo of Mason Rob and Elijah Gregory, and earned an 8-3 triumph over BC's Second and Matthew Gordon.

April 15, 2019
Robb, a junior from Greensboro, N.C., picks up his first weekly award of the season after helping Guilford to a pair of ODAC team wins to increase the Quakers winning streak to six straight matches. Robb went a combined 4-0 at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, the latter with partner Elijah Gregory. In a 9-0 win over Roanoke, Robb won 6-3, 6-0 in singles play and joined Gregory for an 8-0 in doubles action. The duo won 8-1 as part of a 9-0 victory over Emory & Henry, with Robb claiming a 6-3, 6-1 in his singles matchup.

April 8, 2019
Horne, a junior from Charlotte, N.C., helped the Quakers pick up four ODAC team victories by going a combined 8-0 in singles and doubles play. Horne partnered with Jay Montague at #2 doubles in each. In a 5-4 team win over Randolph-Macon, the duo enjoyed an 8-1 doubles triumph. They won 8-6 to help GC to an 8-1 victory over Lynchburg. The pair were back at it in another nailbiter with their 8-3 doubles win contributing to a 5-4 team triumph over Bridgewater. Guilford topped Roanoke 9-0 in the final match of the week, picking a point from Horne and Montague after they won 8-3 in doubles play. In singles action at the third position, Horne recovered for a 5-7, 6-1, 6-0 win against R-MC. He picked up a 6-4, 6-2 win over Lynchburg and followed with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 victory against BC. Horne capped his week with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Roanoke.

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2018 Men's Tennis Players of the Week

April 30, 2018
Moody, a sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., picks up his second straight weekly honor after going a combined 6-0 at #1 singles and #1 doubles to help Hampden-Sydney to a trio of ODAC wins and the third seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament. He has his brother, Michael, won 8-4 in doubles play before Matthew earned a 7-6 (6-3), 6-4, singles win in a 6-3 victory over Bridgewater. The brothers Moody earned a second 8-4 win against Virginia Wesleyan, with Matthew winning 6-0, 6-1, in singles play towards an 8-1 team triumph. Matthew and Michael picked up an 8-2 win against Shenandoah with the former Moody earning a 6-1, 6-0, singles decision towards a 6-3 team result. Matthew Moody, who has gone 14-0 over the past two weeks combined at singles and doubles play, is now 15-4 at #1 singles and 8-2 in the ODAC. He and Michael are 18-1 in doubles play including 9-1 in the ODAC.

April 24, 2018
Moody, a sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., went a combined 8-0 between action at #1 singles and #1 doubles in a 3-1 week for the Tigers that included a 3-0 run against ODAC opponents. Hampden-Sydney jumped to fourth in the ODAC standings at 5-2 in league play. Moody joined his brother Michael for four victories at top-flight doubles. They won 8-5 over Southern Virginia, 8-4 over Lynchburg, 8-1 against Randolph, and 8-2 against Randolph-Macon. Matthew picked up a 6-4, 6-4, win in singles play against SVU, making him responsible four two of H-SC's points in their 5-4 team setback. He earned a 6-3, 4-6, 10-5, in the Tigers' 7-2 victory over Lynchburg. He added a 6-2, 6-0, win in Hampden-Sydney's 9-0 win over Randolph, and finished with a 6-0, 6-1, triumph in H-SC's 7-2 decision over Randolph-Macon. Moody is now 12-4 in singles play and is 15-1 in doubles play as part of the regionally 15th-ranked doubles tandem with Michael.

April 16, 2018
Robb, a freshman from Greensboro, N.C., helped Guilford move to 5-0 in ODAC play with a perfect 4-0 week in two conference wins for the Quakers. Robb and partner Elijah Gregory picked up an 8-4 win at #2 doubles to go with Robb's 6-2, 6-1, win at #2 singles in a 5-4 team victory over Hampden-Sydney. Robb and Gregory again won at #2 doubles against Emory & Henry, this time via an 8-2 decision. Robb backed it up with a 6-0, 6-0, win at #2 singles to help GC to a 9-0 team triumph. Robb is now 9-4 in overall singles action this season. That includes an 8-2 mark at #2 singles and a 5-0 showing against ODAC foes. He and Gregory at 9-3 when partnered together. They're 6-0 at #2 doubles and 5-0 against ODAC competition.

April 9, 2018
Combos, a sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., went 4-0 combined between doubles and singles action to help the Marlins to a pair of key ODAC victories to keep the top of the table within striking distance. Combos earned a 6-0, 6-0, win at #2 singles and joined Anthony Wilson for an 8-0 triumph at #2 doubles in a 5-0 victory over Randolph. He and Wilson found the going a little tougher against Lynchburg, but still pulled out an 8-6 win in doubles play. Combos followed with a 7-5, 6-4, triumph at #2 singles on the way to an 8-1 team victory. Combos is now 7-6 in singles play this spring, including 4-2 at #2 singles. He is now 7-7 overall in doubles play and 6-4 when partnered with Wilson.

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2017 Men's Tennis Players of the Week

May 1, 2017
Moody, a freshman from Raleigh, N.C., went 8-0 combined between #2 singles and #1 doubles action as Hampden-Sydney won four matches against ODAC foes heading into the conference tournament. Michael and his brother Matthew are rated 12th in the doubles rankings in the Atlantic South by the ITA, secured top-flight doubles wins over Virginia Wesleyan, Randolph-Macon, Roanoke, and Emory & Henry, helping the Tigers to 7-2, 5-4, 9-0, and 9-0 team wins, respectively. The duo won 8-5 over VWC before taking down their R-MC opponents, 8-2. They then defeated RC's top tandem, 8-4, and finished the week with an 8-2 win over E&H. In singles play, Michael dropped just one set on the way to four wins. He won 6-4, 6-1 over E&H before going to a third set to win 7-6 (6-4), 1-6, 7-5 over R-MC. He dropped just one game each in defeating RC's #2 player, 6-1, 6-1, and then finished with a second 6-1, 6-1 victory over E&H.

April 24, 2017
Gladstone, a sophomore form Port Orange, Fla., earns his second straight weekly award after leading Virginia Wesleyan to its second conference win of the season with an 8-1 victory over Roanoke. Gladstone earned a 6-0,6-1 victory at #1 singles and joined Joe Holloway for an 8-6 victory at #2 doubles. With the singles win, Gladstone even his fall record at #1 to 6-6 and is now 4-2 in the ODAC in all singles matches. He and Holloway are now 5-10 overall and 5-9 at #2 doubles.

April 17, 2017
Gladstone, a sophomore form Port Orange, Fla., picks up his first weekly honor after going 4-0 at #1 singles and #2 doubles in a pair of ODAC matches last week. In doubles play, Gladstone and partner Joe Holloway earned at 8-4 win over Randolph-Macon and a 9-7 nail-biting triumph over Emory & Henry. Gladstone collected the remaining VWC point in its 7-2 team loss to R-MC, defeating the Yellow Jackets' #1 player 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7). He then added a straight sets 6-2, 6-0 win over his counterpart from E&H, helping VWC to a 9-0 team victory.

April 10, 2017
Dillenbeck, a junior from Penn Laird, Va., helped keep the Eagles humming as he moved up in ladder positition and claimed a pair of victories last week. Dillenbeck helped Bridgewater to a 9-0 team win over Emory & Henry with victories at #1 singles and #1 doubles with partner Josh Rodgers. The duo posted an 8-3 win early in the match. Dillenbeck then moved up to the top singles flight and posted a 7-5, 6-2 straight sets victory.

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2016 Men's Tennis Players of the Week

April 25, 2016
Hartfield, a junior from Marietta, Ga., helped the Eagles pick up a pair of conference wins and move into sole possession of third place in the ODAC standings. Hartfield won twice at top-flight singles as Bridgewater defeated Randolph (5-2) and Emory & Henry (9-0). He pulled out a 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-4) triumph over Randolph's Bradley Strober, and then put together a 6-4, 6-3 victory over John Dalton Ferguson in BC's win over the Wasps. Hartfield and doubles partner Joe Dillenbeck earned an 8-2 win over E&H to rebound from a close 9-7 setback against Randolph. Hartfield is 9-7 this spring at #1 singles, including an 8-2 mark against ODAC foes.

April 18, 2016
Tomajczyk, a senior from Newport News, Va., posted a 4-0 week to lead Virginia Wesleyan to a pair of ODAC wins, including the first Marlins victory over Washington and Lee in program history. Tomajczyk was the lone player in VWC's lineup to secure to points against the Generals. He and teammate Spenser Bullock won 8-2 at #3 doubles. Tomajczyk then provided the deciding point with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 win at #4 singles to secure a 5-4 Marlins team win and the first ODAC regular season setback for W&L since 2010. Earlier in the week, Tomajczyk helped VWC to a 9-0 victory over Randolph-Macon. He won 6-2, 7-5 at #4 singles and joined Brendan Kelleher for an 8-1 victory at #3 doubles.

April 11, 2016
Strober, a sophomore from Stockton, N.J., helped the WildCats to a 1-1 week that included the WildCats' first team victory over Randolph-Macon in program history. Strober won 6-2, 6-2 at #1 singles and teamed with Doug Corbett for a 9-7 win at #1 doubles, registering two points in Randolph's 5-4 win over R-MC. Strober added a 2-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-5) win at #1 singles in an 8-1 setback to Guilford. He and Corbett fell 8-4 in doubles play.

April 4, 2016
Downing, a junior from Washington, D.C., helped the Marlins to a 3-0 week that included two ODAC wins and a victory over NCAA Division I member Hampton University. Downing and partner Tyler Chang earned an 8-2 #2 doubles win over Randolph to help the Marlins to a 5-0 team win. The duo would later add a pair of 8-6 wins over Hampton and Bridgewater. Downing competed at #2 singles, picking up a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Hampton's Miguel Saurez on the way to a 6-1 team triumph. Downing capped his week with a 6-3, 6-3 #2 singles victory against Bridgewater, helping VWC to a 7-2 victory. Virginia Wesleyan is now 9-5 overall and 4-0 in league play.

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2015 Men's Tennis Players of the Week

April 27, 2015
Larsen, a senior from Woodbridge, Va., put together a 2-0 showing against Randolph-Macon to see the fourth seed for the Eagles in the ODAC Tournament. Larsen won 7-5, 6-4 at #1 singles, and then teamed with Thomas Rischcoff for an 8-6 triumph at #1 doubles. The Eagles quarterfinal matchup, also against R-MC, was delayed to Monday due to weather.

April 20, 2015
Adam, a junior from Vienna, Va., went 6-0 last week as he helped the Yellow Jackets to a 2-1 team showing with wins over Emory & Henry (8-1) and Lynchburg (9-0) and a loss to Roanoke (5-4). Adam went 3-0 at #3 singles, opening with a 6-2, 6-1 win over E&H. He followed with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over LC and then a 7-5, 6-3 victory against Roanoke. He and teammate Connor Hoerr added a trio of wins at #2 doubles. Then posted victories of 8-4, 8-2 and 8-3, respectively.

April 13, 2015
Byrd, a senior from Toano, Va., helped the Yellow Jackets to a pair of 9-0 victories against league foes last week. Byrd won 6-0, 6-1, at #1 singles against Hampden-Sydney, and followed that with a 6-4, 6-4, top flight victory over Randolph. He and Ira Usry went 2-0 at #1 doubles, picking up 8-5 and 8-6 wins, respectively.

April 6, 2015
Rosemblaum, a freshman from Herzelya, Israel, went 5-0 last week to help the Marlins to a trio of team victories, including two against ODAC competition. In an 8-1 win over Randolph-Macon, Rosemblaum won 6-1, 6-1, at #4 singles and joined teammate Drew Tomajczyk for a 9-7 triumph at #2 doubles. He and Graham Wilson were victorious at #1 doubles, 8-0, in a 7-0 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore. He and Wilson teammed up for a second 8-0 from the top doubles flight against Lynchburg, while Rosemblaum won 6-0, 6-0, at #4 singles to help VWC to a 9-0 win over the Hornets. He has now won his last six singles matches in straight sets and is on a five-matching doubles winning streak.

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2014 Men's Tennis Players of the Week

April 21, 2014
Holt, a sophomore from Henrico, Va., put together a 7-1 week as the Generals went 3-1 against some of the top teams in the ITA's Atlantic South Region in addition to a win in the ODAC quarterfinals. W&L went up against regionally top-rated Emory University, #10 Sewanee and #11 Oglethorpe, going 2-1 with the lone loss coming against Emory. Holt competed at #2 singles and #1 doubles all week, posting a 3-1 record in singles action with his lone loss to region's fourth-ranked player from Emory (6-4, 6-7, 10-8). Holt won 6-1, 6-4 against OU and followed that with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Sewanee. In the ODAC Tournament against Randolph, he won 6-1, 6-0. In doubles play, Holt and teammate Taylor Shamshiri went 4-0. Rated #5 in the region, the Generals duo defeated the 15th-rated pair from OU, 8-6, and then trounced the #2 team from Emory, 8-3. Holt and Shamshiri added 9-7 and 8-1 wins over Sewanee and Randolph. Holt is now 17-6 overall in singles play and 21-4 in doubles action.

April 14, 2014
Byrd, a junior from Toano, Va., put together a 6-0 week as he helped the Yellow Jackets to three ODAC wins. Byrd capture all three singles wins at the No. 1 flight, winning in straight sets. He topped the No. 1 players from Hampden-Sydney (6-2, 7-6), Randolph (6-2, 6-2) and Shenandoah (6-3, 6-2), leading Randolph-Macon to team wins of 6-3 (H-SC), 9-0 (RAND) and 9-0 (SU). Byrd teamed with Michael Baxter in all three contests, earning No. 1 doubles wins of 8-5 (H-SC), 8-4 (RAND) and 8-5 (SU).

April 7, 2014
Larsen, a junior from Woodbridge, Va., went 6-0 as the Eagles posted a 2-1 record in ODAC play last week as BC defeated Shenandoah (9-0) and Hampden-Sydney (6-3) and fell to Virginia Wesleyan (6-3). Larsen won three times in singles action, all from the top flight. He defeated his counterparts from SU (6-1, 6-3), H-SC (6-3, 6-1) and VWC (6-4, 6-2). He partnered with teammate Thomas Rischoff at #2 doubles all week, earned 8-4, 8-0 and 8-3 wins, respectively. Larsen is now 11-4 overall and 5-1 in the ODAC at #1 singles.

March 31, 2014
Johnson, a freshman from Fredericksburg, Va., put together a perfect 4-0 week as the Tigers won a pair of ODAC matches last week. In a 6-3 win over Guilford, Johnson won 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 at #2 singles. He followed that with an 8-4 win at #1 doubles with partner J.B. Weaver. In a 9-0 win over Shenadoah, Johnson won 6-0, 6-0 at #2 singles, and against teamed with Weaver for an 8-3 win at #1 doubles.

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April 22, 2013
Wilson, a freshman from Newport News, Va., opened with a 6-4, 6-5 win at #1 singles over Hampden-Sydney, and then followed that 8-1 at #1 doubles with classmate Drew Tomajczyk. Wilson then helped the Marlins to a 5-2 win over Guilford in the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals with a 8-6 win at #1 doubles with Tomajczyk. Wilson is now 23-6 overall in 2012-13. His victories total is a rookie record at VWC and ties the third highest overall victory total in program history. He is 17-4 at the No. 1 flight in singles, which is also a VWC rookie record for wins at the flight and ties the overall VWC record for wins at the No. 1 flight. He and Tomajczyk are riding a seven-match winning streak at #1 doubles.

April 15, 2013
Hawkins, a senior from Silver Spring, Md. led the Eagles to a 3-0 conference record with a perfect week in singles and doubles play. At No. 1 singles, Hawkins won 6-4, 6-2 vs. Shenandoah and 6-1, 6-3 vs. Va. Wesleyan. In a battle for second place in the ODAC, he rallied to defeat E&H's James Keighley 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. At doubles, he was 3-0 with partner Sam Churchill. The duo won 8-1 at No. 2 doubles vs. Shenandoah. At No. 3 vs. VMC, the duo took an 8-1 win. They also won at No. 3 against E&H, 8-4. Hawkins is 8-1 at No. 1 vs. ODAC competition. He and Churchill are undefeated in doubles play at No. 3.

April 8, 2013
Lee, a senior from Radnor, Pa., went 5-1 last week as Roanoke went 2-1 as a team. Lee, who is 12-1 this season from the No. 2 singles position, went 3-0 from the second slot this past week as he posted victories against Kyle Gatti from Greensboro College (6-2, 6-0), Drew Tomajczyk from Virginia Wesleyan (6-0, 6-1) and Dan Phung from Randolph College (6-1, 6-0). In doubles play, Lee and teammate Matthew Kessley went 2-1 with wins coming against Greensboro and Randolph in the top flight. The duo’s only loss, the first for Lee in his last eight doubles matches, came to Virginia Wesleyan.

April 1, 2013
White, a senior from Baltimore, Md., helped lead the Generals to a 2-1 week by posting a 2-0 record in singles and a 3-0 mark in doubles. In a 5-0 win over Lynchburg, White and partner Brian Krouskos posted an 8-0 win at #1 doubles. In a 5-4 loss to #18 Carnegie Mellon, White picked up two points, including a 6-2, 6-1 win at #1 singles over Chris Heaney-Secord, the sixth-ranked player in the Atlantic South Region. He and Christopher Hu won 8-3 at #2 singles. In a 7-2 win over # 16 North Carolina Wesleyan, White won his 13th straight singles match, defeating Robert Kjellberg, who is the top-ranked singles player in the region. The score was 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5). White and Hu posted their second straight 8-3 win at #2 doubles. For the season, White has posted a 21-5 singles record and a 15-7 doubles mark. In the latest (3/28/13) ITA rankings, White is the second-ranked player in the Atlantic South Region.

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April 16, 2012
Hawkins, a junior from Silver Spring, Md., turned in a stellar week on the courts for the Bridgewater Eagles men’s tennis team as the Silver Spring, Md. native went 3-1 in top flight singles action and notched an identical 3-1 week in doubles play to propel the Eagles to a 4-0 stretch. Hawkins opened the week with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Emory & Henry’s Matt Nelson before claiming a 6-4, 6-1 win over Roanoke’s James Lee. On Saturday, Hawkins dropped a hard-fought 4-6, 6-4, 1-6 decision to Guilford’s Tyler Mercier before recovering on Sunday to post a 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 victory over Virginia Wesleyan’s Brian Luke. In doubles action, Hawkins and teammate Christian Lynn started the week with an 8-4 loss at Emory & Henry before earning a hard-fought 9-8 victory against Roanoke with both matches coming at number two. On Friday at home against Guilford, Hawkins and Lynn notched an 8-6 win before reigning supreme on Sunday against Virginia Wesleyan’s duo at number one by an 8-6 gap. Bridgewater moved into second in the ODAC with the four team wins, improving to 8-1 in conference play.

April 9, 2012
Ceril, a junior from France, remained undefeated in conference play, topping James Lee of Roanoke, 6-2, 6-1 Saturday afternoon. Ceril has won 11 consecutive matches dating back to his first match of the season when he fell at Division I George Mason. He now sits at 6-0 in #1 singles action in ODAC play. In No. 1 doubles action, Ceril partnered with Chandler Weston to cruise to an 8-2 win over Lee and Matt Osman. Ceril's wins helped propel the Yellow Jackets to a 6-3 victory over Roanoke College.

April 2, 2012
Nelson, a junior from Charlotte, N.C., helped the Quakers to three big ODAC wins that catapulted GC to #2 in the conference with a 7-1 record, which marks the most wins for Guilford against conference opponents in program history. Playing out #6 singles and #3 doubles slots, Nelson went a combined 5-1 on the week. He won both matches against Hampden-Sydney with 6-3, 6-0 and 8-4 wins. He did the same against Randolph-Macon, came back for a 3-6, 6-4, 10-8 singles win to go with an 8-3 doubles victory. Against Emory & Henry, Nelson and his teammate fell 8-6 in doubles play, but he recovered for a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win in singles play that proved to be the deciding point in the order of finish to lock up the Quakers' school-record seventh conference win.

March 27, 2012
Mercier, a sophomore from Bennington, Neb., won twice in Guilford’s match at Averett. He captured his sixth straight win at first singles with a 6-2, 6-1 decision over David Lembke. He then teamed with Clayton Hamilton for an 8-6 win at first doubles, the tandem’s seventh in a row.

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2011 Men's Tennis Players of the Week

April 18, 2011
Mercier, a freshman from Bennington, Neb, picks up his second weekly award of the season. Mercier went 3-1 in two matches for the Quakers, earning a two-set victory over Hampden-Sydney College’s Shad Harrell at No. 1 singles. He continued at the top position and won a three-set decision over Roanoke College’s Jon Roy. Alongside Clayton Hamilton, Mercier went 1-1 in doubles action with an 8-4 win over the top pair from Hampden-Sydney and an 8-5 loss to the top pair from Roanoke. Mercier extended his ODAC singles win streak to six matches.

April 11, 2011
Hawkins, a sophomore from Silver Spring, Md., was outstanding from his number one ladder position in singles action, going 4-0 on the week. Hawkins opened the week with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Randolph’s Sam Churchill before posting a 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) win over 2010 ODAC second teamer Jon Roy. On Saturday, Hawkins claimed a 7-5, 6-2 win against Arvin Wong of St. Mary’s (Md.) before knocking off 2010 ODAC second teamer Chip Wintringham by a 6-3, 6-4 tally to wrap up the week on Sunday. Hawkins also went 3-1 in doubles play with teammate Brent Floyd. Hawkins is currently riding a team-best six match singles winning streak.

April 4, 2011
White, a sophomore from Baltimore, Md., helped the Generals to a 1-1 week with a 9-0 win over Roanoke on Tuesday and a 6-3 loss to 17th-ranked Carnegie Mellon on Saturday. In the win over Roanoke, White notched a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles and combined with junior Brian Roberts to post an 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles. He then recorded a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles against CMU, but he and Roberts fell at No. 2 doubles, 9-7. For the year, White has notched a 15-3 record in both singles and doubles.

March 28, 2011
Harrell, a senior from Richmond, Va., went undefeated in both singles and doubles this week as the Tigers went 3-0 for the week. Participating at #2 singles, Harrell won all three matches in convincing fashion, winning each in straight sets while winning all six sets by a margin of three or more games. In #2 doubles competition with Kevin Calhoun, he won all three matches by at least five points, including an 8-0 win against Roanoke. Shad is 4-1 for the season in singles play and 6-0 in doubles competition.

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2010 Men's Tennis Players of the Week

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