February 28, 2012

NWC Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week for February 20-26

Conor Holton-Burke
Whitman, Senior
Boulder, Colo./Fairview HS
Holton-Burke led Whitman to two NWC victories -- extending the team's regular season winning streak against conference foes to 81 -- with two wins at No. 1 singles and a pair of doubles victories. That made Holton-Burke, who has a No. 29 national ranking in singles, the 16th player at Whitman to reach 100 career victories. One of his weekend wins at No. 1 singles was against PLU's Zach AhYat - one of the best players in the NWC - and he teamed with Matt Tesmond at No. 1 doubles to beat AhYat and Taylor Dickey.

Honorable Mention:
Preston Mann (George Fox, So. – Salem, Ore./Sprague)
Giancarlo Battaglia (Pacific, Fr. – Sherman Oaks, Calif./Crespi Carmelite)
Joshua Wong (Willamette, Jr. – Hilo, Hawaii/Hilo HS)


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