The time has come to honor the best tennis players in the country at the D3 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!
Ricardo DelOlmo-Parrado, Kalamazoo
The Kalamazoo standout was able to completely blank his opponent from Trine in one of his latest singles outings. In a day when 'Zoo did not drop a match, this star was the only one to win in the fashion he did.
Noah Forman, Colorado College
Forman led off the day for CC in a matchup with D2 member Colorado Mesa. Though he was playing a player from a higher level, it was Forman who raised his game to take down his opponent in three sets.
Mark Vanderstoep, Hope
Vanderstoep was one of the more dominant players for Hope in their dual match with Calvin. Going second in the singles rotation, the standout shut his opponent down and won both sets by a 6-1 score.
Oscar Burney, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Burney was another dominant star for CMS in their dual match with Redlands. Getting the first win of the day for CMS in singles play, Burney won his match by the final tally of 6-0, 6-1.
Rob Smith, Lycoming
Smith was the lone singles winner for his team in a dual match with Lebanon Valley. Going second in singles play, Smith claimed a straight set win over his foe.
Michael Melampy, Coast Guard
Melampy was one of many winners for CG against Springfield, but had one of the more dominant wins overall. The standout won both sets 6-1 and later went on to win his doubles match as well.
Jace Mahan, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mahan was one of a clean sweep of singles winners for MHB, but was the only one to win in the way he did. Going third in singles play, the Crusaders standout won by a final tally of 6-0, 6-0.