Oglethorpe sophomore Ben Hirsch was named the SAA Men's Tennis Player of the Week today for his work the week of April 8-14. This marks the fourth time this season that a member of the Petrel men's tennis squad has been given the honor.
Hirsch went 2-0 at No. 1 doubles against Rhodes and Hendrix last week, and 2-0 at No. 5 singles. His win at No. 1 doubles against Rhodes gave the Stormy Petrels a sweep in doubles. He also came back from a set down in singles to win in three, giving Oglethorpe their fourth vital point against the Lynx. Hirsch is undefeated in conference singles play.
Hirsch and the Petrels take the weekend off before traveling next weekend to the SAA Championships in Murfreesboro, Tenn. They hold the No. 2 seed for the tournament, and take on seventh-seeded Berry in the quarterfinals next Friday.