DENVER- The University of Denver’s Alex Clinkenbeard (Loveland, Colo.) and Sonja Radosevic (Miami, Fla.) were named The Summit League Tennis Players of the Week for the period of Feb. 18-24, conference officials announced Tuesday.
Clinkenbeard garnered his first career league honor after singles and doubles victories at Marquette. Playing No. 4 singles, Clinkenbeard rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Cameron Tehrani. At No. 3 doubles, Clinkenbeard teamed with Fabio Biasion for an 8-4 point-clinching win over the MU tandem of Dykema/Tehrani. Against No. 67 Wisconsin, Clinkenbeard’s No. 4 singles match against Jakhongir Jalalov went unfinished (6-4, 3-5, unf.).
“Alex does a great job week in and out and it is nice for him to be recognized,” head coach men's tennis coach Danny Westerman said. “He brings his whole heart in every match and is a fantastic example to our team what it takes to be successful.”
Radosevic received her first league honor after going 2-0 in singles play during the week. Against No. 54 Wichita State, she scored a straight-set win over Lucia Kovalova (0 and 3) at No. 3 singles and teamed with Kathryn Hughes for an 8-7 win over WSU’s tandem of Blaskova/Kovalova at No. 1 doubles. Playing the No. 4 singles position against Colorado, Radosevic won in straight sets (1 and 2) over Nuria Ormeno Ruiz.
"Sonja continues to embrace the challenge in both singles and doubles," head women's tennis coach Christian Thompson said. "She stepped up big last weekend winning both singles matches and No. 1 doubles against No. 54 Wichita State."
Denver women’s tennis returns to action on Tuesday with a dual match against the University of New Mexico that will get underway at 3 p.m., MT in Albuquerque, N.M., while the men will face the University of New Mexico on Saturday at 11 a.m., MT in Albuquerque, N.M.
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