April 16, 2013

David Hernandez Named Little East Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week

DARTMOUTH, Mass.—Sophomore David Hernandez (Bogota, Colombia) was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week after finishing 5-0 in match play this week, the league office announced Monday.  

The reigning Little East Conference Rookie of the Year becomes the third straight Beacon to earn the weekly award, joining Sean Cullen (Medway, Mass.) and Alex Loyer (Chelmsford, Mass.).

Hernandez finished 2-0 at number two singles and number one doubles and added a victory at top flight singles to help the Beacons extend their winning streak to six, their longest such streak since 1990.

The sophomore clinched UMB's 5-4 victory over Eastern Nazarene College Monday, with a 6-4, 7-5 victory, in which he came from down 5-4 in the second set, to earn the match point.

Hernandez is tied with Loyer for the team-lead with nine singles victories apiece and has also picked up six victories at number one doubles.