By Mike DeVader, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brendan Aguilar of San Diego Christian (Calif.) 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 23 – 29 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Tennis Player of the Week
Brendan Aguilar, San Diego Christian (Calif.)
So., Las Vegas, Nev.
• Aguilar was unbeaten in six matches this week (6-0), as he picked up wins in three singles and three doubles competitions from March 24-28.
• The sophomore allowed no more than two sets in any of his singles matches, and four sets was his highest total allowed in doubles play (an 8-4 score against Arizona Christian on March 24).
• In singles competition, Aguilar swept Arizona Christian (6-0, 6-0). In defeat, NCAA Division III Whitworth (Wash.) managed to win one set at 6-1, 6-0.
• Aguilar, who earned his first national award, leads the sixteenth-ranked Hawks against No. 10 Westmont (Calif.) on April 7.
For the complete 2015 Tennis Player of the Week schedule, click here.
Nominees: Colin Bumann, Milligan (Tenn.); Juan Felipe Salgado, Montreat (N.C.); Joel Montgomery, Indiana Wesleyan; Charlie Rodriguez, Midland (Neb.); Adam Albrecht, Xavier (La.); Jose Daniele Razo Torres, Graceland (Iowa); Jonathan Taylor, Missouri Valley; Logan Palenske, Bethel (Kan.); Juan Mateus, Bethany (Kan.); Logan Palenske, Bethel (Kan.); Jacob Rankin, Indiana Southeast; Alejandro Soriano, Campbellsville (Ky.); Raul Mendez, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Daniel Fraser, Cumberlands (Ky.); Bernardo Pegas, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Ricky Keppeler, William Carey (Miss.); Nicolas Pinones-Haltenhoff, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Karlis Stonis, Mobile (Ala.); Joel Hunter, Coastal Georgia; Rodolfo Arreygue, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Rafael Lenz, Northwood (Fla.); David Veliz, Southeastern (Fla.); Juan Bravo, St. Thomas (Fla.); Kristoff Saari, Aquinas (Mich.); Fernando Sousa, Indiana Tech; Sam Rogerson, Davenport (Mich.).
2014-15 Men's Tennis Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 25): Carlos Becke, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Week 2 (April 1): Brendan Aguilar, San Diego Christian (Calif.)