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!
Boris Sorkin, Tufts
Sorkin was the lone singles winner for the Jumbos against CMS, and it was no easy victory. Dropping the first set, the third singles player for Tufts had to come from behind and did just that with a 10-8 clincher in the third set.
Nate Eazor, Middlebury
Taking on D2 member Azusa Pacific in a dual match, Eazor was the only winner for his team in singles play. Going fifth in the singles rotation, the Panthers standout won in straight sets 7-6, 7-6.
Robert Galligan, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Galligan was a big winner in MHB's dual match loss to Schreiner. The Crusaders standout dropped just one game in his match, winning in straight sets 6-0, 6-1.
Justin Tilford, Greenville
Tilford was one of four singles winners for Greenville against Illinois Tech, but did so in the best fashion. Winning in straight sets, the Panthers' fifth singles player took each in 6-2, 6-1 fashion.
Connor Barnard, Wartburg
The leadoff player for Wartburg was their only winner of the day in a dual match with Iowa Central CC. The win was not easy though, as Barnard was forced into a third set when he won 10-8 to clinch victory.
Matt VanWinkle, Calvin
VanWinkle was a big winner for Calvin in a dual match with Grinnell. Playing third in singles for his team, the Knights standout won in three sets with a clincher at 10-8 in the third.
Victor Krueger, North Central
Krueger was a pure standout for NC in their dual match with St. Lawrence. Against the Saints, the Cardinals star led off the day with a three-set victory that included extra frames needed to win the clinching third set.