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!
Justine Huang, Wellesley
Leading off for her team against Lewis & Clark, Huang pulled a big upset over the 50th ranked player in D3. She did so in straight sets as well, showing her dominance on the court.
Sarah Mueller, Randolph
Mueller was one of the more dominant Randolph stars in a match with Averett. Though she was not the only winner, she had arguably the best showing with just one point dropped in a sweep.
Ysabel Gonzalez Rico, Emory
Ranked second in the country, Gonzalez Rico faced her stiffest competition of the season when taking on third ranked Catherine Allen of CMS. After dropping the first set and being on the brink, the Eagles starlet responded with a 7-6 second setter and clinched in the third with a 6-4 tally.
Michelle Ly, Linfield
Ly was one of the most dominant Linfield players as the team completely swept Puget Sound. In her singles bout, the starlet took each set by a 6-1 tally.
Zoe Park, Carleton
Park led the day off for Carleton with a big upset over her foe from Whitewater. She did so in straight sets as well, winning each in 6-4 fashion.
Angelica Zhou, Cal Tech
The Beavers standout was one of many winners for Cal Tech, but did so in the best fashion. Over her sweep, she let up just one point and blanked her opponent in the second set to clinch victory.
Lauren Stanley, Schreiner
Much like fellow nominee Zhou, Stanley was able to blank her opponent in the second set to claim victory. But what sets her apart is that she also happened to blank the first set as well, sweeping her foe without dropping a single game.