SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 17, 2014) - Our Lady of the Lake University's Matt Ellis has been selected as Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the dates Feb. 10-16, 2014.
This is Ellis' third Player of the Week honors. Previous recognition was during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons.
Ellis, a junior from El Paso, Texas, won all three singles matches during weekend competition. On Friday, Ellis defeated Aaron Longoria from Temple College by the score of 6-2/6-2. Later on, Ellis defeated Max Slodhivsky from University of the Southwest by the score of 6-2/6-1. On Sunday, Ellis defeated Laird Beaty from LeTourneau University by the score of 6-3/6-2.
Ellis, along with Jacob Galaviz, won two out of three doubles they played together during weekend competition. On Friday, they defeated Aaron Longoria and Dalvon Woodfin from Temple College by the score of 8-6. Against the University of the Southwest they defeated Thomas Mizera and Max Slodhovsky by the score of 9-8. On Sunday, Ellis and Galaviz suffered their only loss to Laird Beaty and Kendall Beggs from LeTourneau University by the score of 5-8.
The NAIA Champions of Character program aims to instill five core values in NAIA athletes, coaches: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. Our Lady of the Lake University shares and supports these values and strives to promote the Champions of Character program by working with students, coaches through our Champions of Character educational program. For more information on the Champions of Character program, click here: www.championsofcharacter.org.
Luis A. Lárraga
Sports Information Assistant