By Jed Flemming, Athletic Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ramon Puertolas of Cumberland (Tenn.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Puertolas was selected based on his performances from March 21 – 27 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
Ramon Puertolas, Cumberland (Tenn.)
Jr., Tarrega, Spain
• Lead the Phoenix to a 7-2 upset over then-No. 4 Campbellsville (Ky.).
• At No. 2 singles, Puertolas captured a 6-3, 7-6 victory. Puertolas also captured an 8-5 No. 3 doubles victory with his partner Riccardo Ferraris.
• Ramon has a season record of 8-2 at singles and 8-4 at doubles so far.
For complete Player of the Week calendar, click here
Nominees: Dennis Sanchez, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) ; Federico Barbon, Point (Ga.) ; Fabio Pereira, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Charlie Moseley, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Laurato Monardo, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) ; Chris Veltkamp , Judson (Ill.) ; Lucas Navarro, St. Francis (Ill.) ; Dylan Euzarraga Euzarraga, Holy Cross (Ind.) ; Anthony Howard, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) ; Jacob Macri, Bethel (Ind.) ; Ryan MacLean, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Grayson McCartney, Doane (Neb.) ; Shaikh Abdullah , Xavier (La.) ; Abdul Alhamzawi, Missouri Valley ; Carson Fitzgerald, Baker (Kan.) ; Ayed Zatar, Georgia Gwinnett ; Ahmed Lahlou, McPherson (Kan.) ; Angel Miguel, Tabor (Kan.) ; Denis Porcic, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Aatu Mereheimo, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Blayze O'Keefe, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Warren Fulgenzi, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) ; Julian Lopez, Midway (Ky.) ; Choopat "KaiKai" Suvimolstean, Asbury (Ky.) ; Tim Buhler, Mobile (Ala.) ; Cory Lindsey, Blue Mountain (Miss.) ; Santino Romeo, Middle Georgia State ; Daiki Naka, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) ; Matt Hulme, Coastal Georgia ; Vicente Lagos, Keiser (Fla.) ; Nicholas Hofmeister, Ave Maria (Fla.) ; Matthew Alexander, Webber International (Fla.) ; Brunno Storani, Indiana Tech ; Austin Hendrick, Cornerstone (Mich.)
2017-18 Men's Tennis Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 21): Joshua Turnquest, Asbury (Ky.)
Week 2 (March 28): Ramon Puertolas, Cumberland (Tenn.)