ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Lenoir-Rhyne's Rhodri Atkinson has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Men's Tennis Player of the Week for matches played April 8 through April 14, the Conference announced today.
Atkinson, a freshman from Gloucester, England, was a key part of the Bear's upset of No. 5 Wingate last week, as he won both his singles and doubles matches at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles. In addition to the win over Wingate, Atkinson picked up a big win at No. 2 doubles against Anderson last week to secure the 4-3 win over the Trojans.
This is Atkinson's second Player of the Week selection this season.
2018-19 AstroTurf SAC Men's Tennis Players of the Week
Feb. 4 – Edison Ambarzumjan, Newberry
Feb. 11 – Josep Canyadell, Wingate
Feb. 18 – David Akinpetide, Tusculum
Feb. 25 – Spencer Brown, Anderson
Mar. 4 – Josh Lazenby, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mar. 11 – Matt Jones, Wingate
Mar. 18 – Julian Bosch, Queens
Mar. 25 – Rhodri Atkinson, Lenoir-Rhyne
Apr. 1 – Josep Canyadell, Wingate
Apr. 8 – Enrico Giacomini, Wingate
Apr. 15 – Rhodri Atkinson, Lenoir-Rhyne
AstroTurf is an official corporate partner of the South Atlantic Conference and title sponsor of the Conference's Player of the Week awards program.