Bandres Catapults Bucs into Rankings; Earns A-Sun Honors

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

MACON, Ga. – ETSU's Jesus Bandres captured his third Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis Player of the Week honor of the season, fifth of his career, as the Buccaneers defeated Stetson and FGCU to move up to No. 74 in the ITA Men's Tennis Rankings.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Jesus Bandres, ETSU
 (Sr. – Caracas, Venezuela – Business)

  • Fifth Career A-Sun Player of the Week honor; third this season
  • Went perfect on the week vs. Stetson and FGCU playing at No. 1 singles & doubles
  • Defeated Stetson's Didrik Berg; 6-2, 6-1 and FGCU's Jordy Vives; 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)
  • Guided Buccaneers to two road wins vs. Hatters (6-1) and Eagles (7-0)
  • Ranked No. 120 in singles by ITA; ETSU now ranked No. 74 in the nation

OTHER NOMINEES:

  • Cahit Kapukiran (Fr., Stetson) – Went undefeated in singles play; earned only point vs. ETSU in singles play
  • Oliver Strecker (Sr., Lipscomb) – Helped Bisons extend winning streak to four matches with perfect week
  • Maksim Yorsh (Fr., Kennesaw State) – Guided Owls to 6-1 win vs. NKU; ranks second on the team with six singles wins
  • Matthias Kidler (Jr., USC Upstate) – Perfect at No. 1 singles on the week vs. Stetson and FGCU; ranked No. 111 in the country
2013 Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week
School
Jan. 23 Dean Tsamas FGCU
Jan. 30 Roger Ordeig ETSU
Feb. 6 Tianyu Bao FGCU
Feb. 13 Stuart Tierney Lipscomb
Feb. 20 Jordi Vives FGCU
Feb. 27 Jesus Bandres ETSU
Mar. 6 Jesus Bandres ETSU
Mar. 13 Chester Espie Stetson
Mar. 20 Simon Julin Stetson
Mar. 27 Julien Belair and Simon Julin North Florida and Stetson
Apr. 3 Jesus Bandres ETSU

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