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!
JT Wynne, Skidmore
Wynne did just as his name implies with two victories against St. Lawrence. As the 10th-ranked singles competitor, Wynne took down his foe 6-4, 6-3 in straight sets. Turning to doubles, he and partner Steven Koulouris – the fourth-ranked team in the nation – took down their opponent 8-0.
Walker Benson, Oglethorpe
While defense isn't a technical part of the tennis game, Benson put on a show in limiting his opponents to points. Over three sets of play in singles and doubles, Benson allowed just two points to his respective opponents.
Chase Johnson, Gustavus Adolphus
Agaisnt St. Olaf, Johnson defended his ranking of 35th in the country very well. As a singles competitor, he took Danny Hogan down in straight sets, winning both 6-1, and 6-0.
Vishal Walia / Rahul Das, NYU
NYU was in a tough matchup with Skidmore who owns a litter of ranked teams and singles opponents. But Walia and Das did what no one else on their team could, winning their bout in 8-4 fashion.
James Fojtasek, Case Western Reserve
Fojtasek – the CWR top player – was on display against Rochester with a 7-5, 6-1 win in singles competition. Turning to the doubles portion, he and partner Matthew Chen took Rochester's top pair down 8-1.
Arthur Fagundes, UT-Tyler
Fagundes – ranked 11th in the nation – was on display to his finest potential against Kenneth Hardy of Austin College. Winning 6-3, 6-0, he snapped a long losing streak in which all opponents were ranked.
Scott Wilson / Jimmy Cunningham, Central College
Wilson and Cunningham were on the losing side with their team against Hastings, but were able to pull out the only doubles victory for the program. They took down the third pair for Hastings 8-5.