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!
Anna Konczak, Quincy
Konczak was the only singles winner for QU against West Liberty, and fought to the final hit of the racket to get that W. Following an opening set win, she dropped the second and responded with a 10-8 final set victory to clinch her win.
Ashley Chao, UC San Diego
Chao kicked off a dual match with UWF in spectacular fashion, finishing off a come-from-behind victory to upset the 11th-ranked player in D2. She dropped the first set 1-6, but responded with two straight 6-4 victories.
Samantha Fitzpatrick, St. Cloud State
Fitzpatrick was the only winner for SCSU in a conference matchup with Wayne State, but did it in comeback fashion. She won the first set against her opponent but quickly dropped the second. In the deciding set, she was able to claim victory behind a 10-4 tally.
AlexiAnn Drouin, Lake Superior State
LSSU standout Drouin was the first match of the day versus Bellarmine and was also the most exciting in a three set thriller. She dropped the first set but responded with two straight victories including 11-9 in the third set.
Jordan Foston, Albany State
Yet another player to win in three sets after dropping her first, Foston was the only winner for the Rams against Ashland. She was able to come back after dropping the first set and win in a deciding 10-8 decision in the third.
Kaylin Kruseman, St. Mary's (TX)
Kruseman kicked off a splendid day for the Hilltoppers in an upset of the 34th-ranked player from Cameron. Ranked 48th herself, she was able to win in three sets after jumping out to a big 1-0 lead and clinching in the third.
Roberta Krvajica, Embry-Riddle
Krvajica was one of many winners for ERAU on the day versus West Chester. But her win stood out the most in singles as the standout won in straight sets with 6-0 tallies each time.