Big South Announces Men's Tennis Players of the Week


CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( - Liberty junior Siim Tuus (Rakvere, Estonia) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Tennis Player of the Week, while teammate Dillon Segur (Winston-Salem, N.C.) has been named The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week for matches played March 12-18, it was announced today by the League office.

Tuus tallied two singles victories and two doubles wins at the No. 1 spot as he helped the Flames to a 3-0 record last week.  Against Chicago State on March 14, he took a straight-set victory vs. Mario Naboa, while also earning an 8-5 win in the doubles match.  In the 5-2 victory over Gardner-Webb on March 18, Tuus paired up with Giancarlo Lemmi to defeat Korhan Ates and Adam Knutsson-Sundblad, 8-5, before battling back for a three-set singles win against Ates, 3-6, 7-5, 10-4.

Segur finished the week 3-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles as Liberty went 3-0.  He got his week started with an 8-4 doubles win at the No. 3 spot against NJIT, before topping Joao Tasca, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3, in No. 5 singles.  Segur picked up another win in the 7-0 sweep of Chicago State, topping Julian Chavez in the No. 2 spot, 6-1, 6-0.  In the Conference match with Gardner-Webb, he took down Joao Poli, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 5 singles.

Also nominated for Men's Tennis Player of the Week: Adrien Rossignon (Campbell), Yusuke Kusuda (Coastal Carolina), Roman Piftor (Gardner-Webb), Zachary Sprouse (Presbyterian College) and Yuta Hirokawa (Winthrop).

Also nominated for Men's Tennis Freshman of the Week: Garik Yedigarian (Coastal Carolina).

2012 Men's Tennis Players of the Week
Jan. 19 - Thomas Dehaen, Radford
Jan. 25 - Nick Sayer, Radford
Feb. 1 - Leo Christofides, Coastal Carolina
Feb. 8 - Danny Heidecker, Coastal Carolina
Feb. 14 - Giancarlo Lemmi, Liberty
Feb. 22 - Fernando Guillen, Campbell
Feb. 28 - Nick Sayer, Radford
March 5 - Yusuke Kusuda, Coastal Carolina
March 13 - Nick Sayer, Radford

2012 Men's Tennis Freshmen of the Week
Jan. 19 - Patrick O'Keefe, Radford
Jan. 25 - Adrian Rossignon, Campbell
Feb. 1 - Dylan Comerford, Winthrop
Feb. 8 - Ernest Alberch, Gardner-Webb
Feb. 14 - Wayne Harrell, Liberty
Feb. 22 - Garik Yedigarian, Coastal Carolina
Feb. 28 - Patrick O'Keefe, Radford
March 5 - Wayne Harrell, Liberty
March 13 - Rich Meade, Winthrop