Benjamin, Isaacs, Earn Tennis Weekly Awards
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. –Jordan Benjamin of Dayton was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week while Duquesne’s Kylie Isaacs was awarded the Women’s Tennis Player of the Week award. Also honored was Dayton’s Theo Jener, who was named the Men’s Rookie of the Week and Davidson’s Lindsay Song who was named the Women’s Rookie of the Week. The awards were based off performances from Feb. 5 – Feb. 11.
Benjamin won all three matches at the No. 1 spot in the lineup of singles play this weekend. The junior from Fairport, N.Y., pushed his record to 8-0 during the spring season. He also teamed with Jener to win three matches in No. 2 doubles play. Benjamin helped lead Dayton to three team victories over the weekend, including two over Atlantic 10 opponents.
Isaacs, a senior from Wexford, Pa., had a perfect week at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. At No. 1 singles, she defeated Dayton’s Marlys Bridgham and George Mason’s Sydney Green. In No. 2 doubles, Isaacs paired with Julianne Herman to defeat Dayton’s Bridgham and Mattea Kilstofte 6-1 and Mason’s Green and Rachel Lee 6-0.
Jener went undefeated this weekend, including a 2-0 record in singles play and a 3-0 mark in doubles action. The freshman from Stockholm, Sweden, has now won six straight doubles matches with teammate Benjamin at the No. 2 spot in the lineup. Jener earned wins over two conference opponents in singles play, including a 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 win over Duquesne’s Tim Kane and 9-7 superset victory over George Mason’s Daniel Gutierrez.
Song, a freshman from Birmingham, Ala., went a perfect 3-0 on the week against Presbyterian and Winthrop with a singles win and two doubles victories. She remained perfect in singles after a 6-1, 6-2 triumph against Winthrop in the No.6 spot, moving to 3-0 on the season. Song paired with Ally Sexton at No. 3 and registered strong wins of 6-1 each, to push their win streak to a team-best four straight and improve to 4-1 on the season.