Big South Announces Men's Tennis Players of the Week


CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( - Campbell sophomore Fernando Guillen (San Louis Potosi, Mexico) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Tennis Player of the Week, while Radford's Patrick O'Keefe (Salem, Va.) has been named The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week for matches played March 19-25, it was announced today by the League office.

Guillen garnered two singles victories and two doubles wins at the No. 2 spot as he helped the Camels to a 2-0 record last week.  In the 4-3 win over No. 75 DePaul, Guillen teamed up with David Clavera to defeat George Chanturia and Josh Dancu, 8-6, before sweeping Sven Kasper, 7-5, 6-4.  Two days later in the 5-2 Conference win over Liberty, Guillen and Clavera topped Shea Thomas and Tristan Stayt in doubles before Guillen earned a 6-4, 6-4 win over Giancarlo Lemmi in singles.

O'Keefe defeated South Carolina State's Jang Lee-Eun at the No. 6 spot, 7-5, 6-4, to help the Highlanders defeat the Bulldogs, 6-1.

Also nominated for Men's Tennis Player of the Week: Siim Tuus (Liberty) and Matt Waissen (UNC Asheville).

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
March 20 - Siim Tuus, Liberty

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
March 20 - Dillon Segur, Liberty