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Furman's Munns Named SoCon Player Of The Week

Furman's Munns Named SoCon Player Of The Week

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman's Jake Munns has been named the Southern Conference men's tennis player of the week for all matches played March 6-12, the conference announced Tuesday.  The Paladins were 2-1 last week as a team, defeating Rollins and Valparaiso during Furman's spring break trip to Florida.

Munns, a junior from Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, posted a 2-1 record at the No. 2 singles position last week.  Munns scored a 6-1, 6-3 win over Rollins' Sami Kirberg and capped off his singles play with a 6-4, 7-5 victory against Valparaiso's Kweisi Kenvatte.  His lone loss came to Stetson's Loic Blanco.  

Munns was 2-0 at the No. 2 doubles spot during last week's competition.  Munns teamed with Cameron Green to defeat Stetson's Colter DeCoste and Coilin MacNamara, 6-3.  The Paladin duo also beat Rollins' Nicolo De Fraia and Guillermo Nicolas, 6-2.

Furman (11-4) opens a four-match home stand on Wednesday when the Paladins entertain USC Upstate at 3 p.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center. 

Also nominated: Juan Lugo (ETSU) and Rossouw Norval (Samford).

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


SoCon Men's Tennis Players of the Week

Feb. 6 – Sam Philp, Mercer

Feb. 13 – Cameron Green, Furman

Feb. 20 – Drew Singerman, Furman

Feb. 27 – Connor Thompson, UNCG

March 6 – Sam Philp, Mercer

March 13 – Jake Munns, Furman