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!
Guilhermo Nicolas, Rollins
In a matchup with D1 Furman, Nicolas – the 19th-ranked D2 player – took down his opponent in three sets. After losing the opener, the Tars standout took the second and then lasted out his foe in a 10-8 third frame.
Joey Tscherne, Metro State
Tscherne was a straight-set winner in his singles match, but the doubles is where he really stood out. Playing the third ranked pairing in the nation, Tscherne and his doubles mate Josh Graetz came away with a big 8-4 win.
Jordi Mas, Valdosta State
Ranked 14th in the country for D2, Mas kept giving the Blazers more as he won both of his matchups in singles and doubles. For his singles match, he dropped just one point in a 6-0, 6-1 victory.
Pablo Safont Ferrer, Mount Olive
Safont Ferrer was a dominant force for the Trojans, winning both of his matchups with players from Erskine. In his singles bout, the UMO standout took down his foe 8-0, and did nearly the same in doubles competition with an 8-1 score.
Nolan McCaig, Midwestern State
McCaig took no prisoners in his straight set W with a foe from Hardin-Simmons, a D3 school. The MSU standout won both sets 6-0 in one of the most dominant showings across D2.
Alex Gee, St. Mary's (TX)
Participating in just singles action against CSU-Pueblo, Gee made the most of his time on the court. Facing off with Steven Alcanta, Gee won in straight-set fashion, 6-0, 6-0.
Nico Hadeler, Drury
In a matchup of two ranked teams, the only ranked singles player Hadeler won his singles match in a semi-marathon that went the distance in the first set. Winning that set 7-6, he coasted to victory with a 6-2 claim in the second.