WILMINGTON, North Carolina (UNCWSports.com) – Sophomore Ignasi de Rueda has been named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Men’s Tennis Player-of-the-Week after reeling off three straight singles wins last week for the streaking Seahawks.
De Rueda, from Barcelona, Spain, helped the Seahawks improve to 11-2 with his stellar play in singles. He outlasted Bryant’s Artur Jakubowski, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 3 singles, rallied past UT-Chattanooga’s Pablo Llebeili, 2-6, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 3 singles and won in straight sets against UNC Greensboro’s Ollie Palmer, 6-4, 6-3, at the No. 2 position.
De Rueda, the reigning CAA Rookie-of-the-Year, has won four consecutive singles matches and owns a 10-3 singles record this spring.
The Seahawks, who have won 11 of their last 12 outings, return to the courts on Friday with a 2 p.m. match against UNC Charlotte at the UNCW courts.
UNCW’s 2017-18 CAA Honorees
Mar. 20, 2018
Ignasi de Rueda, Player-of-the-Week