2018 NAIA Men's Tennis National Player of the Week - No. 5 (April 18)
By Jed Flemming, Athletic Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Denis Porcic of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), for the second time in three weeks, has been named the NAIA National Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Porcic was selected based on his performances from April 11 – April 17 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Denis Porcic, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Sr., Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
• Porcic played in eight total matches and did not drop a set and helped lead Lindsey Wilson to a perfect 4-0 week to stay perfect on the season at 12-0.
• Denis notched singles and doubles wins at the No. 1 spot against two Top-10 ranked opponents, then-No. 7 Cumberland (Tenn.) and then-No 9 Campbellsville (Ky.).
• Porcic helped lead the Blue Raiders to capture the Mid-South Conference Regular Season title as he improved to 11-1 on the season in both singles and doubles.
For complete Player of the Week calendar, click here
Nominees: Oscar Barreiro, William Woods (Mo.) ; Juan Pablo Herrera, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) ; Joe Klokow, Point (Ga.) ; Myrohn Miranda, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Mike Hasler, St. Francis (Ill.) ; Nick Romano, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Danny Mayotte, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) ; Salvador Almeida, Midland (Neb.) ; Catalin Fifea , Xavier (La.) ; Gilad Berman, Georgia Gwinnett ; Mario Rincon, Kansas Wesleyan ; Gabe Johnson, Bethel (Kan.) ; Ahmed Lahlou, McPherson (Kan.) ; Hugo Pallez, Bethany (Kan.) ; Santiago Ramos, Southwestern (Kan.) ; Riccardo Ferraris, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Luis Montull, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Blayze O'Keefe, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Pablo Munoz, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Luiz Hartkopf, Asbury (Ky.) ; Julian Lopez , Midway (Ky.) ; Vladyslav Ladygin, William Carey (Miss.) ; Jonah Jakubec, Mobile (Ala.) ; Nishanth Rebello, Middle Georgia State ; John Jimenez, Blue Mountain (Miss.) ; Eduardo Costa, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Austin Hendrick, Cornerstone (Mich.) ; Radu Popa, University of Northwestern Ohi ; Mason Wenzel, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)
2017-18 Men's Tennis Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 21): Joshua Turnquest, Asbury (Ky.)
Week 2 (March 28): Ramon Puertolas, Cumberland (Tenn.)
Week 3 (April 04): Denis Porcic, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 4 (April 11): Blayze O'Keefe, Campbellsville (Ky.)
Week 5 (April 18): Denis Porcic, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)