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2019 NCAC Men's Tennis Players of the Week

April 22nd  
Bryce McClanahan, DePauw
(Glenview, IL/Glenbrook South)

DePauw’s Bryce McClanahan notched a pair of victories to help the Tigers defeat Wabash in a conference matchup on Wednesday. McClanahan defeated the Little Giants’ Andrew Denning, 6-2, 6-2, in No. 3 singles and at No. 1 doubles, McClanahan helped the Tigers to an 8-7 (8-6) victory.
April 15th  
Austin Diehl, Kenyon
(O’Fallon, MD/Home school)

Kenyon’s Austin Diehl remained undefeated this spring (14-0) after chalking up three singles wins, including a pair at the number one flight over Wooster’s Joaquin Abos Amo (6-4, 6-2) and Allegheny’s Wonjoon Cho (6-4, 6-2). The junior has won 35 dual matches in a row dating back to last spring. He also went 2-0 in doubles with classmate Jacob Zalenski on the week.
April 8th  
Martin Mora, Wittenberg
(Quito, Ecuador)

Wittenberg’s Martin Mora helped the Tigers defeat Allegheny 5-4 last week. The senior beat the Gators’ Wonjoon Cho, 6-2, 6-1, in No. 1 singles before helping the Tigers to an 8-6 No. 1 doubles victory. 
April 1st  
Vlad Rotnov, Denison
(Solon, OH/Solon)

Denison sophomore Vlad Rotnov helped the Big Red defeat Wooster, 7-2, on Saturday. Rotnov won, 6-2, 6-1, in No. 1 singles over Joaquin Abos and helped the Big Red win No. 3 doubles by an 8-2 score. Rotnov is now 5-5 in singles play and 2-0 in doubles this season.
March 25th  
Pako Alevizopoulos, Ohio Wesleyan
(Athens, Greece/Athens College)

Ohio Wesleyan’s Pako Alevizopoulos was a double winner in an NCAC-West match at Wittenberg where he won at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-4, and No. 3 doubles, 8-1. The senior also won at No. 2 singles against Transylvania (6-1, 3-6, 6-2) and won at No. 2 doubles against John Carroll, 8-4.
 March 18th  
Nicholas Paolucci, Kenyon
(Grosse Pointe, MI/Grosse Pointe South)

Nicholas Paolucci picked up six victories last week for the Lords. He notched singles victories against Amherst’s Kevin Ma (6-1, 6-2), Case Western’s Aaron Umen (7-6, 7-6) and Millsaps’ Josh Shearin (6-3, 6-0). He also helped record doubles victories against each of those opponents. Paolucci elevated his singles record to 12-3 and his doubles record to 11-5 on the season.
March 11th
Patrick McAuley, Wabash
(Indianapolis, IN/North Central)

Patrick McAuley went undefeated in both singles (4-0) and doubles (4-0) play during the Little Giants’ spring break trip to Orlando, Florida and in the Wabash home match against Wisconsin-Whitewater on Sunday. Sunday’s match saw McAuley and teammate Jordan Greenwell record an 8-7 win at number one doubles with a score of 7-5 in the tiebreaker match. McAuley rallied from a one-set deficit after losing the opener 3-6 to Jimmy Engelhart to win the second set 7-6 (7-3) to force a third set tiebreaker. McAuley trailed 5-4 in the final set before winning the final three games to take a 7-5 victory at number one singles.
March 4th 
Jack Hibbard, Ohio Wesleyan
(Valparaiso, IN/Wheeler)

Ohio Wesleyan’s Jack Hibbard was 4-0 against Earlham and Thomas More on Saturday. He defeated Earlham’s Aitor Zerdilas-Herrera 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) in No. 1 singles action while also helping claim an 8-4 doubles victory. His singles victory against Thomas More’s Derrick Kwok, 6-1, 6-0, was the 100th of his career, including 54 singles wins and 46 doubles victories. He also helped pull out an 8-1 doubles victory.
February 25th 
Pascal Lee, Kenyon
(Chevy Chase, MD/Bethesda-Chevy Chase)

Pascal Lee came up big as the Lords played quality competition during the Mary Washington Invitational. Lee clinched the match versus No. 23 Sewanee before giving the No. 14 Lords another win in his match-sealer vs. #20 Mary Washington. Lee pushed his singles record to 3-0 following a comfortable, 6-2, 6-3, win against Arjun Krishnan from Stevens. Since being inserted into the starting lineup, he has yet to lose (4-0). Additionally, Lee and teammate Jacob Zalenski won two of three doubles matches during the invitational.
February 18th    
Martin Mora, Wittenberg
(Quito, Ecuador)

Senior Martin Mora went a perfect 4-0 on the weekend between the first singles and doubles flights. In No. 1-singles, Mora downed Ohio Northern’s Vinh Thai, 6-5, 7-5, and Centre’s Arpit Maini, 6-1, 6-1. He also battled to an 8-4 doubles victory against the Polar Bears and an 8-6 win over the Coloniels. 

Nicholas Paolucci, Kenyon
(Grosse Pointe, MI/Grosse Pointe South)

Nicholas Paolucci played in the No. 2 and No. 3 singles spots this past week and went 2-0 without dropping a set. He also played at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, going 2-0 and helping the Lords to dual-match wins over Rhodes and Wabash.

February 11th  
Wonjoon Cho, Allegheny
(Wichita, KS/Wichita Collegiate School)

Allegheny’s Wonjoon Cho helped the Gators defeat Houghton, 8-1, on Saturday with a pair of victories. Cho defeated Houghton’s Zach Shilvock, 6-2, 6-1 in second singles action while also aiding in an 8-2 No. 2 doubles victory. Cho improved his record to 3-3 in both singles and doubles play this season.
February 4th    
Austin Diehl, Kenyon
(O’Fallen, MO/Home Schooled)

Kenyon’s Austin Diehl clinched the match for the No. 14 Lords against strong NAIA team, Northwestern Ohio on February 2. His 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles ran his winning streak to 22 matches dating back to last season. In doubles play, he teamed with Bryan Yoshino at the top flight to win a seven-point tiebreaker, 7-4.