The time has come to honor the best tennis players in the country at the D2 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!
Daniel Belsito, Wingate
Belsito – ranked 14th in the country – wasted no time in collecting his next victory. Taking on an opponent from USC Aiken, the Bulldog standout won in straight sets, blanking his opponent in the second.
Zachary Grabovic, Western New Mexico
Grabovic was the only winner for WNMU against Cameron, but definitely made it a match to watch. Going into the third set with his opponent, the WNMU standout was able to claim the victory by going the distance in a 10-7 final set.
Daniel Ness, Colorado Mesa
Ness was the last player to go in singles play versus Colorado College, but boy did he save the best performance for then. Against his opponent the Maverick did not drop a single game, winning both sets 6-0.
Lucas Von der Heyde, West Chester
Von der Heyde was the only Golden Ram to win in singles play versus PSAC rival Kutztown, but he made the most of his match. Winning in straight sets, he went into extra frames to claim the 'W'.
Shao-yu Yu, Columbus State
Ranked 50th in the country, Yu was brilliant on the court against fellow Georgia program Shorter. He dominated from start to finish, winning both sets by a score of 6-0.
Thomas Grinberg, Saint Leo
The undoubted best player in D2 tennis, Grinberg claimed another ranked victory by taking down the 22nd ranked player in the country. This victory marks his 19th straight victory in singles play dating to October of 2017.
Juan Ortiz Couder, Embry-Riddle
Couder was able to lead off the Eagles' day versus Florida Southern with a victory in singles play. Ranked 44th in the country, the Eagles standout was able to knock off the 58th ranked player in D2.