2018 NAIA Men's Tennis National Player of the Week - No. 6 (April 25)

2018 NAIA Men's Tennis National Player of the Week - No. 6 (April 25)

By Jed Flemming, Athletic Communications and Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Denis Porcic of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) captures his third honors of the season to end the season winning three of the last four honors as the NAIA National Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Porcic was selected based on his performances from April 16 – April 22 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 just two matches on the week, winning both his No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles matches against then-No. 9 Campbellsville (Ky.).
• Winning the Mid-South Conference Player of the Year award, the senior lead Lindsey Wilson to an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship
• Porcic finished the regular season with an incredible 12-1 record at both singles and doublesand helping Lindsey Wilson nab a No. 3 ranking in the latest Top 25 Poll

For complete Player of the Week calendar, click here

Nominees: Jesus Amezcua, William Woods (Mo.) ; Dylan Walker, Missouri Baptist ; Jacob Macri, Bethel (Ind.) ; Ignacio Morell, Doane (Neb.) ; Dakota Burns, Hastings (Neb.) ; Catalin Fifea , Xavier (La.) ; Hector Carrillo Perales, McPherson (Kan.) ; Lukas Michenka, Ottawa (Kan.) ; Franco Poi, Southwestern (Kan.) ; Pablo Alonso Munoz, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Tanner Sparks, Asbury (Ky.) ; Max Faundez, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Mark Simons, Mobile (Ala.) ; Atikan Juprang, William Carey (Miss.) ; Ernesto de Diego, Loyola (La.) ; Alvaro Conesa, Middle Georgia State ; Iustin Baciu, University of Northwestern Ohi ; Alvaro Garrido, Indiana Tech ; Will Buurma, Aquinas (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.)
Week 6 (April 25): Denis Porcic, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)


Championship Information

NAIA Men's Tennis Championships

May 12-16, 2020
Mobile Tennis Center
Mobile, Ala.