WACO, TEXAS (March 5, 2019) -- Vinicius Silva (FR/Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil) of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) was named the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Men's Tennis Player of the Week for competition over the dates of Feb. 25-March 3. This is the first men's tennis award of the 2019 season.
Silva guided OLLU to an 8-1 victory in a head-to-head dual against Texas Wesleyan University. The freshman from Sao Paulo, Brazil, won at #1 singles in a third-set super tiebreak with the final tally at 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 10-6. Silva narrowly lost at #1 doubles, 8-6, but it was enough for the Saints to claim the #2 seed on the NAIA regional tournament to be held later this spring. Silva is 3-0 in singles matches this season, and he holds a 2-1 record in doubles. OLLU is 1-2 as a team.