By Mike DeVader, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Carlos Becke of Embry-Riddle (Fla.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Tennis Player of The Week, the national office announced Wednesday. He was selected based on his performances from March 16 – 22 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Tennis Player of the Week
Carlos Becke, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Fr., Hildesheim, Germany
• Becke was undefeated in three singles and three doubles matches on the week to lead the Eagles to a 3-0 record from March 16-18.
• The freshman took on all competitors this week, as Becke defeated the likes of NCAA Division I Connecticut (6-2, 6-2 singles; 8-6 doubles) and No. 18 Oklahoma Baptist (6-2, 6-3 singles; 8-6 doubles).
• The Hildesheim, Germany, native teamed up with Fabian Zierlyn for three wins, and registered a shutout against Warner (Fla.) (6-0, 6-0), which helped him move up to the No. 2 spot in the singles lineup.
• Earns his first Tennis Player of the Week acknowledgement.
For the complete 2015 Tennis Player of the Week schedule, click here.
Nominees: Ezequil Gils, Tennessee Wesleyan; Markel Aramberri, Bluefield (Va.); Tiago Gil, Union (Ky.); Rafa Hewett, Point (Ga.); Boris Peshev, St. Francis (Ill.); Rodolfo Sanchez, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Devin Moore, Taylor (Ind.); McKay Inman, Hastings (Neb.); Danny Graves, Morningside (Iowa); Kyle Montrel, Xavier (La.); Gustavo Carvalho, Brescia (Ky.); Trent Wallace, Indiana Southeast; Ladygin Vladyslav, Campbellsville (Ky.); Sebastian Barrientos, St. Catharine (Ky.); Ignacio Huertas, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Daniel Fraser, Cumberlands (Ky.); Birkir Gunnarsson, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Marco Nunez del Prado, Mobile (Ala.); Kenta Naka, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Rafael Lenz, Northwood (Fla.); Juan Bravo, St. Thomas (Fla.); Gelawdiyos Haile, Southeastern (Fla.); Andrew Son, Cornerstone (Mich.); Ronnie Myburgh, Northwestern Ohio.
2014-15 Men's Tennis Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 25): Carlos Becke, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)