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!
Cori Sidell, Carnegie Mellon
The Tartans standout garners another nomination following her upset defeat of Tess Trinka from Bowdoin. Trinka was ranked 16th in the country prior to their match, while Sidell ranked 34th.
Katherine Wiley, Tufts
Tufts was fantastic as a program, winning 9-0 over Wellesley in a dual match. While everyone was a winner for her team, Wiley stood out the most with a straight set win in which she dropped just one game.
Ashley Isaac, UC Santa Cruz
Isaac was another victor from the upset ilk, taking down the 29th ranked singles player in D3 out of UT-Dallas. Isaac did so rather handedly, winning in straight sets.
Claire Dockrill, Christopher Newport
Dockrill joins her teammate Johanna Ranta-aho as nominees for HERO of The Week thus far in the season following a splendid match against Redlands. Winning in straight sets, she limited her opponent to just one point in each of the two sets.
Dasha Safarian, Rhodes
Taking on D2 member Cedarville, Rhodes had an excellent day as a program that was kicked off by Safarian's Herculean effort in her singles match. The Rhodes star won in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 against her opponent and later claimed a doubles victory for her team.
Cassidy Bell, St. John Fisher
Bell was the only winner for SJFC against Lynchburg. In her singles match, she was able to come away with the win in hand after a straight set knockout.
Libby Rickeman, MIT
Rickeman entered her match against Brandeis ranked ninth in the nation for singles play. No upset was to be seen in her match though, as she defended well to win in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.