Big South Announces Men's Tennis Players of the Week


CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( - Radford sophomore Nick Sayer (Hong Kong) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Tennis Player of the Week, while Liberty's Dillon Segur (Winston-Salem, N.C.) has been named The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week for matches played March 26-April 1, it was announced today by the League office.

Sayer finished the week with a perfect 4-0 mark at both No. 1 singles and doubles as he helped the Highlanders to a 4-0 record last week.  In the 6-1 win over Coastal Carolina, Sayer teamed up with Thomas Dehaen to defeat Matias Di Pasquale and Yusuke Kusuda, 8-1, before sweeping Danny Heidecker, 6-2, 6-4.  Two days later in the 4-3 victory over James Madison, Sayer and Dehaen topped Greg Vladimirsky and Bertrand Moulin in doubles, while Sayer earned a three-set victory over Vladimirsky, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.  Against Campbell on March 31, Sayer and Dehaen took down Adrien Rossignon and Josep Baro, 8-1, before Sayer topped Rossignon in three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6.  In the 7-0 sweep of Winthrop, Sayer and Dehaen defeated Nadav Ruppin and Dylan Comerford, 9-8 (8), and then went on to defeat Guy Kubi, 6-2, 6-3.

Segur earned a win at No. 2 singles and another at No. 4 singles, while taking two doubles matches in the No. 3 position as Liberty posted a 2-1 record last week.  In the 6-1 victory over Morgan State, the freshman teamed up with Mandeep Yadav  to take the doubles point, 9-8 (7-1), before taking the point against Eric Ward in three sets, 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 10-8.  Two days later against Norfolk State, Segur and Yadav took the doubles point before Segur topped Christian Romanzini, 6-1, 6-4. 

Also nominated for Men's Tennis Player of the Week: Matias Di Pasquale (Coastal Carolina) and Mandeep Yadav (Liberty) and Rafael Berghaus (Presbyterian College).

Also nominated for Men's Tennis Freshman of the Week: Adrien Rossignon (Campbell) and Brendan Dempsey (Gardner-Webb).

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
March 27 - Fernando Guillen, Campbell

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
March 27 - Patrick O'Keefe, Radford