By Jed Flemming, Athletic Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Blayze O’Keefe of Campbellsville (Ky.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. O’Keefe was selected based on his performances from April 4 – April 10 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Blayze O’Keefe, Campbellsville (Ky.)
Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.
• O’Keefe went undefeated in six total matches this week and did not drop a set in any match.
• O’Keefe helped then-No. 11 Campbellsville take down Georgetown (Ky.) and then-No. 23 Indiana Wesleyan with team scores of 8-1 in both matches
• In a loss to then-No. 9 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.), Blayze captured the only two wins of the match for Tigers, winning #3 doubles 8-6 and No. 3 singles 6-3, 6-4
For complete Player of the Week calendar, click here
Nominees: Dennis Sanchez, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) ; Fabio Pereira, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Joe Klokow, Point (Ga.) ; Jordan Skalet, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) ; Charlie Moseley, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Ian Millan Vetokhin, St. Francis (Ill.) ; Jacob Macri, Bethel (Ind.) ; Camilo Mesa, Marian (Ind.) ; Ignacio Morell, Doane (Neb.) ; Dakota Burns, Hastings (Neb.) ; Shaikh Abdullah , Xavier (La.) ; Lucas Rocha, Southwestern (Kan.) ; Felix Diaz, Kansas Wesleyan ; Denis Porcic, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Luis Montull, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Julian Lopez , Midway (Ky.) ; Dane Baldwin, Indiana Southeast (Ind.) ; Max Faundez, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Mace Brasher, Texas Wesleyan ; Tiger Cheung, Loyola (La.) ; Boris Klingebiel, Mobile (Ala.) ; Nicholas Hofmeister, Ave Maria (Fla.)
2017-18 Men's Tennis Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 21): Joshua Turnquest, Asbury (Ky.)
Week 2 (March 28): Ramon Puertolas, Cumberland (Tenn.)
Week 3 (April 04): Denis Porcic, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 4 (April 11): Blayze O'Keefe, Campbellsville (Ky.)