By Mike DeVader, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Stefan Kilchhofer of Vanguard (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 April 13 – 19 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Tennis Player of the Week
Stefan Kilchhofer of Vanguard (Calif.)
Jr., Basel, Switzerland
• Kilchhofer was a perfect 4-0 in the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships this week, claiming victory in two singles and two doubles matches.
• In his singles match against Westmont (Calif.) on April 16, the junior did not even have to finish the bout, as his 6-2, 5-0 start was good enough to advance in the bracket. He also defeated San Diego Christian (Calif.) (6-0, 6-2) on April 17 in singles play.
• In doubles action, Kilchhofer took down Westmont and San Diego Christian 8-2 and 8-2, respectively.
• The Basel, Switzerland, native is now 25-0 on the season, and has not lost a singles match since 2013.
For the complete 2015 Tennis Player of the Week schedule, click here.
The sixth and final release of the Men’s Tennis Player of the Week will be April 29.
Nominees: Andrew Morris, Missouri Baptist; Boris Peshev, St. Francis (Ill.); Michael Bruen, Judson (Ill.); Lucas Bolt, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Luke Prude, Bethel (Ind.); Mark Gueswell, Hastings (Neb.); Jose Daniele Razo Torres, Graceland (Iowa); Juan Mateus, Bethany (Kan.); Juan Mateus, Bethany (Kan.); Hugo Ball-Greene, McPherson (Kan.); Bradley Dunn, Brescia (Ky.); Jacob Rankin, Indiana Southeast; Dan Fraser, Cumberlands (Ky.); Nicolas Pinones-Haltenhoff, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Kristoff Saari, Aquinas (Mich.); Daniel Rueda, Northwestern Ohio; Juan-Philip van Antwerpen, 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.)
Week 3 (April 8): Denis Porcic, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 4 (April 15): Pablo Vilches, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 5 (April 22): Stefan Kilchhofer, Vanguard (Calif.)