Sophomore Walker Benson of the Oglethorpe men's tennis team has been named the SAA Men's Tennis Player of the Week, as voted by the league's coaches on Wednesday. It's Benson's second career SAA weekly honor, and the first such award for the program this season.
Benson went 2-0 at No. 1 singles over the weekend. He first defeated Anthony Pelligrini of Birmingham-Southern 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday. He then clinched the Stormy Petrels' win against Millsaps with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 comeback victory over Davis Plummer on Sunday. He also paired with fellow sophomore Calvin Schneider to win at No. 2 doubles 8-6 against Millsaps.
Benson and the rest of the Petrels will take on Piedmont Wednesday afternoon from the Howell Courts, with the non-conference match set to get started at 3:30 p.m.