Luis Gonzaga Named Horizon League Player Of The Week|
Feb. 23, 2010
CHICAGO - UIC men's tennis standout Luis Gonzaga has been named the Horizon League Tennis Player of the Week for the period ending February 22nd, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Gonzaga, a native of Sorocaba, Brazil, went 3-0 in singles play over the weekend. He posted wins at No. 3 singles against Bradley (6-2, 6-3), Villanova (6-3, 6-3), and UMKC (3-6, 7-6 (4), 12-10).
Gonzaga, a junior, fought off six match points in his win over UMKC's Serge Ristivojevic. The Brazilian took set two in tiebreaker fashion, 7-6 (4), after losing the first set and coming back to take the third set, 12-10.
Gonzaga also paired with teammate Bastian Harbo at No. 1 doubles to register an 8-3 win at Bradley and another 8-2 victory at Villanova.
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