By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Gilad Berman of Georgia Gwinnett 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 4 - 10 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Tennis Player of the Week
Gilad Berman, Georgia Gwinnett
So., Ramat Hasharon, Israel
• Singles victories against top-ranked NCAA Division II No. 3 Armstrong (Ga.) and No. 1 Hawaii Pacific and Division III opponents No. 1 Emory (Ga.) and No. 4 West Florida.
• Clinched a 5-4 team win with a victory over Ignacio Hernandez of NCAA Division II national championship favorite No. 3 Armstrong (Ga.), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.
• Went 6-1, 6-0 in No. 3 singles, against NCAA Division III No. 1 Emory (Ga.).
• Helped upend NCAA Division II No. 1 Hawaii Pacific with a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 win in his singles match.
• Owns a 17-0 singles record and 3-1 doubles record.
• This is his first career player of the week honor.
Nominees: Rory Cunliffe, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Andy Sickley, St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.); Ben Holmes, Bluefield (Va.); Colin Bumann, Milligan (Tenn.); Zach Sheeler, Point (Ga.); Fabio Perasso, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Tyler Cannon, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Boris Peshev, St. Francis (Ill.); Jack Hiatt, Marian (Ind.); Matt Kempf, Bethel (Ind.); Bernardo Cadario, Morningside (Iowa); Willy Pardos, Concordia (Neb.); Thomas Setodji , Xavier (La.); Pascal Wawrzinek, Friends (Kan.); Bruno Campos, Bethany (Kan.); Joan-Marc Fajula Rodriguez, McPherson (Kan.); Michael Moody, Kansas Wesleyan; Joey Ising, Indiana East; Alejandro Rosas Garcia, Cumberland (Tenn.); Diego Reboredo, Pikeville (Ky.); Vladslav Ladygin, Campbellsville (Ky.); Daniel Fraser, Cumberlands (Ky.); Adam Hornby, Dalton State (Ga.); Rhan Burton, Coastal Georgia; Jesus Quesada, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Matias Destefanis, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Sean Presti, Loyola (La.); Arthur Bonnaud, Keiser (Fla.); Rik van Gerwen, Northwestern Ohio
2015-16 Men's Tennis Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 23): Birkir Gunnarsson, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)
Week 2 (March 30): Raul Mendez, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 3 (April 06): Luis Vivas, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)
Week 4 (April 13): Gilad Berman, Georgia Gwinnett