Big South Announces Men's Tennis Players of the Week

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BigSouthSports.com) - Coastal Carolina senior Danny Heidecker (Wesel, Germany) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Tennis Player of the Week, while Gardner-Webb's Ernest Alberch (Torello, Spain) has been named The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week for matches played Jan. 30-Feb. 5, it was announced today by the League office.

Heidecker earned a win in the No. 1 singles spot as he defeated Chris Cooprider in three sets (7-5, 3-6, 6-4) of nationally-ranked UNC Wilmington last weekend.  He improves to 2-1 on the season at the No. 1 slot.

Alberch won at the No. 4 singles position last weekend, outlasting UNC Greensboro's Randy Phillips, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (10-8).  He is an even 2-2 for the season, posting wins at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions.

Also nominated for Men's Tennis Player of the Week: Siim Tuus (Liberty) and Rafael Berghaus (Presbyterian College).

Also nominated for Men's Tennis Freshman of the Week: Wayne Harell (Liberty).

2012 Men's Tennis Players of the Week
Jan. 19 - Thomas Dehaen, Radford
Jan. 25 - Nick Sayer, Radford
Feb. 1 - Leo Christofides, Coastal Carolina

2012 Men's Tennis Freshmen of the Week
Jan. 19 - Patrick O'Keefe, Radford
Jan. 25 - Adrian Rossignon, Campbell
Feb. 1 - Dylan Comerford, Winthrop