ETSU's Bandres Downs Top UGA Player for A-Sun Honors

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MACON, Ga. – ETSU's Jesus Bandres captured the Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis Player of the Week honor for the third time in his career. Bandres claimed the honors after defeating No. 8 Georgia's Nathan Pasha at the top singles. Pasha is ranked 21st in the nation, while Bandres is on a five-match winning streak.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Jesus Bandres, ETSU
(Sr. – Caracas, Venezuela – Business)
  • Third Career A-Sun Player of the Week honor; first this season
  • Defeated No. 21 Nathan Pasha of No. 8 Georgia; 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 1-0 (12-10)
  • The match with Pasha took place at No. 1 singles
  • Was in a tiebreak at No. 1 doubles against Pasha and Garrett Brasseaux, but went unfinished
  • Bucs fell to No. 8 Georgia, 5-2, on the road
  • On a five-game winning streak in singles
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Tinayu Bao (So., FGCU) - Claimed match-winning point vs. Oklahoma State at No. 2 singles
  • Tobi Menhofer (Fr., Kennesaw State) - Posted a win at No. 1 singles vs. Presbyterian; added win in doubles
  • Laurynas Antropikas (Fr., Stetson) - Won at No. 2 singles vs. FAU to help Hatters to 5-2 win
  • Moritz Buerchner (Sr., North Florida) - Defeated No. 54 Miami's Diego Soto; 6-3, 6-3, at No. 1 singles

2013 Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week
School
Jan. 23 Dean Tsamas FGCU
Jan. 30 Roger Ordeig ETSU
Feb. 6 Tianyu Bao FGCU
Feb. 13 Stuart Tierney Lipscomb
Feb. 20 Jordi Vives FGCU
Feb. 27 Jesus Bandres ETSU

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