SAN ANTONIO (April 22, 2014) -- Matt Ellis of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) has been selected as Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the week of April 13-20.
This is Ellis' second Player of the Week honors this season.
Ellis won both of his matches when the Saints hosted Texas Lutheran University on the OLLU campus. The match had previously been scheduled to take place in Seguin, but rain necessitated it be moved to the next day at OLLU.
Ellis faced Sanio Dizdarevic and won 7-6 (7-3) / 6-2 in the No. 1 singles competition. Paired with Tanis Martinez, Ellis defeated Dizdarevic and Gunner Robison 8-5 in the No. 1 doubles competition.
Ellis, a junior from El Paso, Texas, has won eight singles matches and lost three this season. He has won seven doubles matches and lost four.
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Luis A. Lárraga
Sports Information Assistant