Kovrigin named SEC Player of the Week
Feb. 5, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt men's tennis junior Anton Kovrigin was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, following his performance against No. 29 Northwestern, as announced Wednesday by the conference office.
The Rockville, Md., native has been important in the 3-1 start for the Commodores, getting off to a 4-0 record in dual play, with wins against No. 23 LSU and No. 29 Northwestern. Sunday, Kovrigin picked up a 5-6 (5), 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles to set up the clinch for the Commodores against the Wildcats. He also teamed up with classmate Jeffrey Offerdahl to clinch the doubles point for Vandy, its first against a ranked opponent this season.
Kovrigin is just the fifth Commodores to be named SEC Player of the Week since 2003. Last season both Ryan Lipman and Rhys Johnson were recognized as SEC Players of the Week. His four dual wins put him at 10-6 on the season, and 19-27 in his career.
Vanderbilt will be back in action on Sunday for a doubleheader with Middle Tennessee and Lipscomb, starting at noon at the Currey Tennis Center.
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