GUILFORD'S BLAKE BROWN NAMED ODAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Blake Brown '15 (photo by Zach Morgan '14)
Blake Brown '15 (photo by Zach Morgan '14)

FOREST, Va. – Guilford College's Blake Brown captured the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) Men's Tennis Player of the Week Award Monday. He is the first Quaker so honored this season and wins the award for the first time in his career.

Brown, a 6-2, 175-pound junior, won all three of his matches in the Quakers' 1-1 week. He teamed with classmate Turner Votipka for an 8-2 win over Greensboro College's Ian Weiner and Matt Miller at second doubles in Guilford's 9-0 win over the Pride Feb. 19. Brown later defeated Weiner, 6-1, 6-0, at fifth singles. Brown claimed the Quakers' lone singles win in a 7-2 loss to regionally ranked Methodist University Feb. 22 with a 6-3, 6-0 triumph over the Monarchs' Austin Daglis.

Including results from the fall season, Brown has a 3-2 overall singles mark this year and shares the team lead for singles wins. He is 1-2 in doubles matches.

Coach Dave McCain's Quakers (1-1) visit NCAA Division II member Barton College Thursday (2/27) and host ODAC-rival Roanoke College the following day at 3:00 p.m.