FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Mary Washington's Rachel Summers and Salisbury's Brad Pappalardo earned CAC Tennis Player of the Week for April 2, 2019.
Women's Player of the Week
Rachel Summers | Mary Washington | Jr.
Orlando, Fla. | James River
Mary Washington junior Rachel Summers gained wins at one singles and one doubles as #12 Mary Washington topped Christopher Newport, 8-1, on Saturday. She edefeated nationally ranked Johanna Ranta-aho at one singles, 6-1, 2-6, 10-5, and teamed with Lauren Quinn at one doubles to down Ranta-aho and Olivia Reed, 8-3.
Men's Player of the Week
Brad Pappalardo | Salisbury | Fr.
Ashburn, Va. | Stone Bridge
Brad Pappalardo led Salisbury to a 4-0 week, including three CAC victories, as the freshman was perfect in four individual contests in the league matches. In Friday's 8-1 win against St. Mary's, Pappalardo earned a 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) win at No. 2 singles, just his second time playing as high as No. 2 this season. He moved up in the lineup on the weekend, helping Salisbury top Penn St.-Harrisburg and York -- each by 6-0 scores. Against Harrisburg, Pappalardo came up with a 6-0, 6-2 win in his first ever appearance at No. 1 singles. Later in the day, he went for an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles against York and closed his week with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles against the Spartans. The Ashburn, Virginia native has started his career in impressive fashion with wins in all seven of his singles matches and a 6-0 mark in doubles.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL (4/2)
FROSTBURG STATE: Jenna Lipinski, Sr., Hancock, Md./Clear Spring
MARY WASHINGTON: Moses Hutchison, So., Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass
SALISBURY: Annika Kezman, Jr., Virginia Beach, Va./Bishop Sullivan Catholic
SOUTHERN VIRGINIA: Kukutla Motlojoa, Jr., Maseru, Lesotho
NOTES AROUND THE CONFERENCE
Southern Virginia's Kukutla Motlojoa was perfect on the week, defeating Guilford 8-6 in No. 1 doubles and 6-3, 6-2 in No. 2 singles for the 7-2 team win and then followed his performance with a hard fought 8-7 No. 1 doubles victory over Methodist University. He also went on to win his No. 2 singles match 7-6, 6-4 to help the Knights pull off the 6-3 win...Mary Washington's Moses Hutchison picked up a pair of points as #16 Mary Washington topped #36 CNU, 8-1, on Saturday. Playing at three singles, Hutchison defeated Ryan Macy, 6-2, 6-1. He and Matt Miles won at one doubles, 8-3, over Macy and Ryan Mason. The Eagles have won 11 straight matches....Salisbury's Annika Kezman went 2-0 in singles play and 2-1 in doubles play this week at the top spot. In singles play, Kezman picked up one of three points in a 6-3 contest against Division I Delaware State University, claiming the No. 1 match by a 6-3, 7-5 score. She also earned a 6-1, 6-3 win against York as Salisbury went 3-0 in CAC play this week. Against the Spartans, Kezman also teamed with Laura Brown to pick up an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles. The pair battled against Delaware State, falling in a tiebreaker 8-7 (9-7). Her other doubles win came against St. Mary's, winning 8-4.
2018-19 CAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK