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GNAC Men's Tennis Report: Week 6

( FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 8-14 )

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Alex Wright, Colby-Sawyer (Sr. - St. Austell, Cornwall, England)

Wright began the week with an impressive 6-1, 6-0 over Regis' top player in a tough 5-4 road loss to the Pride. His lone loss of the week was in doubles action at the top spot as the Pride's top duo edged Wright and teammate Julius Lowman 8-7 (7-4). Wright ended the week with a couple of more wins against Division II Saint Anselm. He won his No. 1 singles match 7-6 (7-4), 6-4. Wright and Lowman teamed for an 8-6 triumph at the top doubles flight.

 

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Diego Rodriguez, Eastern Nazarene (Fr. - Barquisimeto, Venezuela)
 
Rodriguez went 4-2 overall on the week, going 2-1 at No. 3 singles and 2-1 at No. 2 doubles with wins against Norwich and Johnson & Wales (RI) to help the Lions lock up the top seed in the GNAC North Division.

 WEEK 6 HONOR ROLL

Nick Tagliaferri, Albertus Magnus (Jr. - Hamden, Conn.) - Tagliaferri led the Falcons to a 4-0 week, including the team's first program win over Rutgers-Newark, as he went undefeated (4-0) at No. 6 singles and finished 3-1 at No. 3 doubles. With the Rutgers-Newark match tied at 4-4 going into No. 6 singles, Tagliaferri came up big and pulled out the 6-0, 6-4 win to give the Falcons the road victory. Tagliaferri came up big again for the Falcons in the 5-4 win against Rutgers-Camden recording the 6-1, 6-1, win at No. 6 singles to seal the win. 

Julius Lowman, Colby-Sawyer (Fr. - Bavaria, Germany) Lowman began the week by defeating his No. 3 singles opponent 7-5, 6-3 in the team's tough 5-4 road loss at Regis. His lone loss of the week was in doubles action at the top spot as the Pride's top duo edged Lowman and teammate Alex Wright 8-7 (7-4). Lowman ended the week with a couple of more wins against players from Division II Saint Anselm. He won his No. 3 singles match 6-2, 6-4 and also teamed with Wright for an 8-6 triumph at the top doubles flight.

Henry Siercke, Eastern Nazarene (Jr. - Hamburg, Germany) Siercke went 4-2 on the week as the Lions' top singles player and one half of the No. 1 doubles tandem, picking up conference victories over Norwich and Johnson & Wales (RI). 

Mitchell Weiner, Regis (Mass.) (So. - Plano, Texas) Weiner won the deciding point for Regis at No. 5 singles as the Pride earned their first conference victory of the season with a 5-4 win over Colby-Sawyer Saturday. After losing the first set, 7-5, he won the next two sets, 6-1 and 6-1, to earn the three-set victory. It is Weiner's third singles victory of the season, all coming in the spring as he has entered the singles lineup for Regis.


GNAC MEN'S TENNIS WEEKLY ARCHIVE 

WEEK PLAYER ROOKIE
1 Alexi Gilmore, NOR Tim Santy, NOR
2 Johnny Pallotta, REG -
3 Alex Wright, CSC Julius Lowman, CSC
4 Julius Opaschowski, ENC Zak Levine, ALB
5 Henry Siercke, ENC  Diego Rodriguez, ENC 
6 Alex Wright, CSC (2) Diego Rodriguez, ENC (2)

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