By Nikki Sherrill, Athletic Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kevin Konfederak from Georgia Gwinnett has been named the NAIA National Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Konfederak was selected based on his performances from March 27 – April 2 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
Kevin Konfederak, Georgia Gwinnett
Jr., Buenos Aires, Argentina
• Led the No. 1 Grizzlies to an 8-1 win over No. 5 Northwestern Ohio with his two victories over the Racers.
• The top-ranked player in singles and doubles play, Konfederak is now 29-1 on the season and perfect at 18-0 in doubles.
• Konfederak earned a win over No. 18 Theo Baudin of UNOH in singles. In doubles, he earned an 8-2 win over the No. 17 ranked team of Radu Popa and Iustin Baciu
• This is Konfederak’s first National Player of the Week honor.
Nominees: David Barbieri, William Woods (Mo.); Borja Perez, Tennessee Wesleyan; Daniel Blanchard, Point (Ga.); John Mittvick, Judson (Ill.); Oscar Mancineiras Cornella, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Alex Reinbold, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Jacob Macri, Bethel (Ind.); Jordan Betts, Morningside (Iowa); Zach Inman, Hastings (Neb.); Kris Kiland, Doane (Neb.); Andree Stevensson, Grand View (Iowa); Ryan LaCombe, Bethel (Kan.); Joan-Marc Fajula, McPherson (Kan.); Brandon Edwards, Ottawa (Kan.); Ivan Solans Diaz, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Victor Alhbeck, Campbellsville (Ky.); Bernardo Pegas, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Joshua Abraham, Asbury (Ky.); Tim Buehler, Mobile (Ala.); Bastien Sorg, Keiser (Fla.); David Veliz, Southeastern (Fla.); Julian Cuartas, Warner (Fla.); Michael Digby, Davenport (Mich.); Austin Hendrick, Cornerstone (Mich.); Radu Popa, Northwestern Ohio; Kino de Leon, 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.)
Week 3 (April 5): Kevin Konfederak, Georgia Gwinnett