DU’s Castelino Named #SummitMTN Player of the Week

DU’s Castelino Named #SummitMTN Player of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – Denver's Ignatius Castelino was named Summit League Men's Tennis Player of the Week for his performance April 18-23. The award marks the final weekly honor of the season.

So. // Superior, Colo.

  • Received his first career Player of the Week award
  • Scored a pair of straight-set singles victories to double his season win total entering the week
  • Defeated John Ellis (1 and 1) at No. 6 singles to help Denver defeat Omaha to claim The Summit League regular season title outright
  • Topped New Mexico's Sean Baklini (4 and 4) to account for Pioneers lone match point

Previous recipients: Jan. 24 – Razvan Grigorescu, Omaha; Jan. 31 – Bradley Luetschwager, IUPUI; Feb. 7 – Razvan Grigorescu, Omaha; Feb. 14 – Yannik James, Denver; Feb. 21 – Steven Christie, IUPUI; Feb. 28 – Alex Gasson, Denver; March 14 – Yannik James, Denver; March 28 – Yannik James, Denver; April 4 – Razvan Grigorescu, Omaha; April 11 – Razvan Grigorescu, Omaha / Diogo Rocha, Denver; April 18 – Diogo Rocha, Denver

Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.