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!
Haley Resnick, Coe
Resnick was the second player to go in singles play for Coe, but she played like there was no one better on the court. Against her opponent from Oshkosh, the Coe standout blanked her in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.
Catherine Blazye, Middlebury
Blazye – ranked 24th in the nation – had her hands full when facing her opponent, 44th ranked Chloe Henderson of Williams. But she handled business easily, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.
Diana Aboubakare, Kenyon
Leading off the day in a dual match with Gustavus Adolphus, Aboubakare was able to pull off one of the biggest wins in all of D3 when she upset the fifth-ranked player in the country. This was her second-straight win versus a top-20 opponent.
Rachel Summers, Mary Washington
Ranked eighth in the country, Summers collected another victory but not without some struggle. Winning in straight sets, the MW standout had to go extra frames in the second in a 7-6 (7-5) decision.
Mara Trifoi, Albright
The only player to win for Albright in a match with Stevenson, Trifoi did so with having to go extra frames in her second set. But she was able to prevail and save the sweep.
Anastasia Bryan-Ajania, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
One of a clean sweep of winners for CMS, the 47th-ranked Bryan-Ajania was one of the more dominant players by sweeping her opponent right off the court. She was able to win both sets in 6-0 fashion.
Mina Karamercan, Tufts
Ranked 21st in the nation, this Jumbos star had her hands full by facing the 9th-ranked Libby Rickeman of MIT. But Karamercan came out on top following a first set loss, rebounding to win the next two by a 6-3 score in each.