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!
Luis Gonzalez, Colby College
Gonzalez was just one of many standouts for Colby in a 9-0 blowout of Hamilton. But Gonzalez had the best spread of any competitor, winning in straight sets and surrendering just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 win.
Chase Johnson, Gustavus Adolphus
Johnson – ranked 35th in the country for D3 – had a great showing versus D1 member Green Bay. After winning his singles match in straight sets, he also teamed with Tommy Entwistle to win their doubles match as well.
Chase Lipscomb, Redlands
Lipscomb had a tough outing in facing off with the 36th ranked singles player from Christopher Newport. Winning in three sets 7-5, 1-6, 6-1, Lipscomb defended his national ranking of fifth with another win.
Josh Pudlo, Coe
Pudlo was the lone winner for Coe in a cross-divisional matchup with East Carolina. Winning in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, Pudlo definitely made a name for himself as someone to watch if he can beat D1 comp.
Varun Shanker, Cal Tech
Shanker kicked off a dual match with Christopher Newport by upsetting the 36th-ranked singles player David Reed. After dropping the first set 3-6, Shanker came back to win with two straight set wins.
Zach Harris, Monmouth
Harris won a marathon match in his singles matchup with Regis College. After dropping the first set 0-6, the Monmouth player came back to win the second 6-2 to set up a big finale. Regular time wasn't enough though, as the set stretched to 18 points with the final tally being 10-8 in favor of Harris.
Leonard Margolis, Baruch
In Baruch's dual match with Yeshiva, Margolis was the lone winner in an 8-1 team defeat. After dropping the first set, Margolis came back to win the next two to claim the victory.