The time has come to honor the best tennis players in the country at the D1 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!
Alp Sentay, Penn State
Sentay was one of a long list of winners for PSU, with the Nittany Lions not dropping a single match. Sentay had the most thrilling match though, going three sets before claiming the win over his foe from Bucknell.
Mitch Harper, Virginia Tech
Harper had a big ranked match to lead off the day against NC State. Taking on the 22nd-ranked player in D1, Harper came away with a straight set victory.
Parth Sharma, Mount St. Mary's
Sharma was the lone winner for MSM against JMU, posting a victory in three sets. After dropping the first set, Sharma was able to rebound and claim the last two with a clincer at 10-8.
Oscar Mesquida, Arkansas
Mesquida was a big key behind the Razorbacks knocking off Georgia in a dual match. One of three singles competitors to win for the 'Backs, Mesquida had the biggest win by toppling the 21st ranked player in D1.
Ryotaro Matsumura, Kentucky
Matsumura started the Wildcats' match with South Carolina in a big way by knocking off the 29th ranked player in D1. The win was even more exquisite because it was done in straight sets.
Nicolas Mayr, Lamar
Mayr dropped the first set of his match with a foe from Texas-Arlington, but responded with a big two-set streak to claim victory. He was one of just a pair of winners for Lamar on the day.
Alejandro Ridruejo, St. Francis (NY)
Ridruejo was another player to win in come-from-behind fashion, leading the day off in a battle of St. Francis schools. Following a 2-6 first set dump, the SFC standout responded with consecutive 6-3 set victories.