ELMHURST, Ill. – Fort Wayne's Daniel Cardenas was named The Summit League's Men's Tennis Player of the Week following his performance March 3-9.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Daniel Cardenas, Fort Wayne
Fr. // Cali, Colombia
Cardenas earned his first career honor after posting 2-0 records in both singles and doubles play while helping the Mastodons to a pair of victories. Against Niagara, he scored a 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5) over Rares Ispas at No. 4 singles and teamed for a 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles. Facing St. Bonaventure, Cardenas won 7-5, 6-3 over Trevor Haskell at No. 4 singles and was part of a 6-4 doubles win at the No. 2 spot.
Also nominated: David Beasley, IUPUI; Andrea Boglic, South Dakota State
Previous recipients: Jan. 20 – Adam Reinhart, IUPUI; Jan. 27 – Andres Cobos, Fort Wayne; Feb. 3 – Diogo Rocha, Denver; Feb. 10 – Andres Cobos, Fort Wayne; Feb. 17 – Henry Craig, Denver; Feb. 24 – Alex Gasson, Denver; Mar. 3 – Ciaran Lavers, Oral Roberts.
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