Big South Announces Men's Tennis Players of the Week


CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( - UNC Asheville's Adrien Langeard (Caen, France) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Tennis Player of the Week, while Campbell's Steven Billington (Conway, Wales) has been named The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week for matches played April 9-15, it was announced today by the League office.

Langeard won two singles matches at the No. 1 position and two doubles matches in the No. 2 spot to help the Bulldogs pick up two important Conference wins and move into second-place in Big South standings.  In the 6-1 win over Presbyterian, Langeard and partner Thomas Rees defeated William O'Connell and Andrew Brigham, 8-6, before Langeard topped Grayson Mills, 6-2, 6-4.  Against Coastal Carolina on April 14, he paired up with Rees to knock off Matias Di Pasquale and Yusuke Kusuda, 8-5, while also taking the No. 1 singles match against Danny Heidecker, 6-1, 6-1.

Billington went 4-0 last week to help the Fighting Camels post a pair of victories.  In the Conference win over Gardner-Webb, he paired up with August Iwdal to top Joao Poli and Brenden Dempsey, 8-6, while also sweeping Poli at No. 5 singles.  Against UNCG, Billington and Iwdal defeated Jimmy Roueche and Cameron Smith, 8-5, and then posted a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Smith in singles.

Also nominated for Men's Tennis Player of the Week: Fernando Guillen (Campbell), Siim Tuus (Liberty) and Nadav Ruppin (Winthrop).

Also nominated for Men's Tennis Freshman of the Week: Patrick O'Keefe (Radford) and Dylan Comerford (Winthrop).

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
April 3 - Nick Sayer, Radford
April 10 - 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
March 27 - Patrick O'Keefe, Radford
April 3 - Dillon Segur, Liberty
April 10 - Jorge Azuero, Liberty