March 26, 2012

Guilford's Tyler Mercier Named ODAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College's Tyler Mercier collected the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) Men's Tennis Player of the Week Awards Monday. The award is selected and presented by the ODAC office.

Mercier captured his second weekly ODAC honor of the season after winning twice in the Quakers' 7-2 setback at Averett University Mar. 23. The sophomore earned his sixth straight win at first singles with a 6-2, 6-1 decision over Averett's David Lembke. Mercier teamed with Clayton Hamilton for an 8-6 first-doubles win, the tandem's seventh in a row.

After Monday afternoon's three-set win over Hampden-Sydney College's Kevin Calhoun, Mercier leads the Quakers with a 10-2 singles record. He is 9-4 in doubles matches, 9-2 when paired with Hamilton.

Coach Dave McCain's Quakers have won six of their last eight matches, including Monday's 7-2 win over Hampden-Sydney. Guilford visits league-rival Randolph-Macon College Friday afternoon.