The time has come to honor the best tennis players in the country at the D1 level with the honorees for HERO of The Week. Each week we will have a list of nominees for you to vote for that stood out in competition over the week prior.
Voting will take place in the poll at the bottom of this article following the list of nominees. Voting only takes place in the poll, and the voting will close on Friday at 10:00 a.m. PST for each poll.
Without further ado, here are the nominees for HERO of The Week!
Andy Andrade, Florida
Andrade was the only Gator to claim a win in a conference dual match with Texas A&M. Going last in the singles rotation, the standout was able to lay claim to a straight set sweep.
Chris Yun, Georgia Tech
Yun was another player who was penciled in last for singles play, but came up with just the second win for GT. After winning the first set by a score of 7-5, the Yellow Jacket came back to shut down his foe 6-0.
Michael Geerts, Arizona State
Geerts started the day for the Sun Devils in excellent fashion, knocking off a conference rival from Oregon. Even more impressive was the upset factor, as the 49th ranked Geerts took down the 22nd ranked player in D1.
Alexander Bakshi, Oklahoma
In a big conference matchup with Baylor, Bakshi led off singles play by facing the 44th ranked player in D1. Ranked 85th himself, that should change in the coming days as he was able to take down his opponent in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.
Yizhou Liu, Clemson
Though his Tiger team was blanked by the top program in the country, Liu was able to claim an individual win against his opponent from Wake. After dropping the first set 1-6, Liu responded to win 6-0, 6-3 in the following two.
William Bourne, Fairleigh Dickinson
Bourne was outstanding in his singles match against St. Peter's, limiting his opponent to nearly nothing in two sets. The FD standout won his match 6-0, 6-1.
Fermin Calvo Barcelo, Kennesaw State
The Owls could only win once in singles play and Barcelo was the player to stake that claim. Leading off the day in a dual match with Stetson, the KSU star won in three sets after dropping the second.