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!
Alicia Barbaroux, Tarleton State
Barbaroux got the day started off for Tarleton in grand fashion in a dual match with Angelo State, knocking off the 62nd ranked player in the country. She did so in three sets, sandwiching a set loss to give the first match to her team.
Millie Coombes, Jefferson
Jefferson had a wonderful day as a program, knocking off Kutztown 8-1 overall. Coombes had the best individual performance though, besting her opponent 6-0, 6-0.
Larissa Karl, Drury
Karl won her third straight match in straight sets over her foe from Rockhurst. Ranked 15th in the country, this new win streak comes after dropping two of her previous three singles matches.
Haya Hamed, Lindenwood
Hamed was the second player in the singles rotation against Fort Hays State and put in a wonderful showing. Winning 6-0, 6-1 the Lions standout grabbed her first win in exactly a month.
Tristen Brunson, Arkansas-Fort Smith
Brunson was one of the more impressive winners for UAFS in their dual match with St. Edward's. The fifth singles player nearly blanked her opponent in a 6-0, 6-1 win.
Kylie Simons, Colorado Mesa
Simons was one of the better players in a cross-divisional matchup with Colorado College. The last player in singles play, the Mavs standout won handedly 6-1, 6-1.
Bethany Hammond, Stonehill
Hammond was the only winner for Stonehill in singles play versus Brandeis, but her match was one of the best of the day. Lasting three sets, the Skyhawks star wound up clinching in a long-winded 11-9 set.