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!
Klara Thell-Lenntorp, Academy of Art
The 70th-ranked player in D2, Thell-Lenntorp was dominant in her match with an opponent from FSC. She won cleanly in a 6-1, 6-0 sweep.
Alma Thell-Lenntorp, Academy of Art
The sister of our first nominee, Alma was not to be outdone as – ranked 64th in the country – she tallied an identically easy win, albeit by a slightly lesser score at 6-1, 6-1.
Constanca Crespo, Southwest Baptist
Crespo was one of the easier wins in a dual match with Washburn, winning straight sets. Going fourth in singles play, she dropped her opponent by a tally of 6-1, 6-2.
Beatriz Lopez, Columbus State
In a monumental matchup between Lopez – ranked 3rd in D2 – and Paula Coyos of West Florida (5th), Lopez came away with a rather easy win when looking at the numbers. The Cougar standout claimed victory by a final score of 6-2, 6-1.
Rebecca Osterberg, Colorado Mesa
Osterberg had a slightly bumpy going in her match against a rival from CSU-Pueblo, but ended up on top. Following her loss in the first set, the Mav starlet came back to claim the final two.
Katie Dyson, Rollins
In a big inter-conference dual match with Nova Southeastern, Dyson helped her team rebound from two early losses in singles play with a big win in the third round. The Tars standout won in straight sets to even the match at 2-1 before Rollins won 5-4.
Danielle Beyes, Tampa
In a big SSC match with Broward, Beyes helped the Spartan cause with a big win of her own. Her "defense" was the best calling card of the match, limiting her foe to just one game win in each set.