By Nikki Sherrill, Athletic Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Asad Siyyid of Point (Ga.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Siyyid was selected based on his performances from March 20 – 26 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
Asad Siyyid, Point (Ga.)
So., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
• Siyyid won all-seven of his matches last week and improved his singles record to 15-8, while advancing his doubles record to 13-8.
• Three of the victories came against NCAA Division II opponents, as he defeated Spring Hill’s (Ala.) Alejandro Hastings Oro in singles. During his doubles contests against those opponents, Siyyid won over Joseph Messam and Jabari Hargrove from Tuskegee (Ala.) and Martin Jaramillo and Ferdinand Amanor of Spring Hill.
• The winning performances from Siyyid propelled his Point team to a 3-1 week.
• This is Siyyid’s first-career National Player of the Week honor.
Nominees: Borna Bartolovic, Union (Ky.); Caio Bardauil, Tennessee Wesleyan; Ulf Grosseloh, Purdue Northwest (Ind.); Marty Pochop, Marian (Ind.); Jacob Macri, Bethel (Ind.); Antoine Richard, Xavier (La.); Andre Stevensson, Grand View (Iowa); Franco Poi, Southwestern (Kan.); Ivan Solans Diaz, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Tanishq Mahendru, Cumberlands (Ky.); Jacob Galaviz, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Hunter Wilson, Indiana East; Brock Winchell, Indiana Southeast; Kenta Naka, Coastal Georgia; Mark Simons, Mobile (Ala.); Lucien Samitier, William Carey (Miss.); Drew Forsyth, Blue Mountain (Miss.); Ernesto de Diego, Loyola (La.); Juan Bermudez, Lawrence Tech (Mich.); Iustin Baciu, Northwestern Ohio; Fran Fernandez, Cornerstone (Mich.); Tiago Neves, Indiana Tech
2017 Men's Tennis Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 22): Radu Popa, Northwestern Ohio
Week 2 (March 29): Asad Siyyid, Point (Ga.)