Ben Hirsch of the Oglethorpe men's tennis team was named the SAA Men's Tennis Player of the Week today for his work in the team's conference sweep of Rhodes and Hendrix over the weekend, as well as a midweek victory over nationally-ranked junior college outfit Middle Georgia State.
Hirsch went 6-0 against junior-college No. 16 Middle Georgia State, Atlantic South No. 17 Rhodes and Hendrix. He played No. 1 singles against Middle Georgia, winning 6-4, 6-2, and won all three of his No. 2 doubles matches with scores of 8-3, 8-2 and 8-2. He defeated Rhodes 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) and Hendrix 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 singles in Oglethorpe's victories.
He and the rest of the Stormy Petrels now get set for the SAA Tournament April 25-27 in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where they'll be the No. 2 seed.