By: Sam Knehans, Communications & Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Andy Struble of Aquinas (Mich.) has been named the NAIA Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Struble was selected based on his performances from March 10-16 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, independent and unaffiliated grouping award winners.
Struble, a sophomore from Holt, Mich., went 9-0 over the past week, helping Aquinas win 6-of-7 matches in Florida. He outscored his opponents 60-9 in his five singles matches and 32-2 in his four doubles matches with teammate Brendan Petz. His wins came in matches against St. Francis (Ind.), St. Ambrose (Iowa), NCAA Division II St. Cloud State (Minn.), NCAA Division I Monmouth (N.J.) and NCAA Division III Penn State-Berks (Pa.). On the season, Struble is 9-1 in singles matches and 9-3 in doubles matches.
Struble is the first of seven Men’s Tennis Players of the Week for the 2014 season. For the complete Men’s Tennis Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Fernando Gonzalez, Milligan (Tenn.); Oscar Cornella, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Anders Sandberg, St. Francis (Ill.); Vincenzo Ciccone, Xavier (La.); Matthew Barlow, Ottawa (Kan.); Manuel Raga, Bethany (Kan.); Trent Wallace, Indiana Southeast; Derek Blank, Indiana East; Dan Fraser, Cumberlands (Ky.); Bernardo Pegas, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Nick Van Amerom, Mobile (Ala.); Erick Bermudez, Coastal Georgia; Jaime Sanchez-Canamares Ri, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Niklas Kammer, Webber International (Fla.); Josh Rosner, St. Thomas (Fla.); Daniel Spurny, Ave Maria (Fla.); Julian Ramirez-Luna, Warner (Fla.); No Nominee, Northwood (Fla.); Daniel Rueda, Northwestern Ohio; Sam Rogerson, Davenport (Mich.).
2014 Men’s Tennis Players of the Week
March 19: Andy Struble, Aquinas (Mich.)