Austin Peay’s Manuel Montenegro named OVC Co-Male Athlete of the Week
APSU Sports Information
Brentwood, TN – Junior Manuel Montenegro, of Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team, was named Ohio Valley Conference Co-Male Player of the Week, Tuesday, by the conference office.
Montenegro played a major role in helping the Governors capture their first two victories of 2016, defeating both SIU Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois, 4-3.
The Spaniard played at the No. 3 singles spot on both days, going 2-0 with wins over SIUE’s Patrick Gaffigan, 7-5, 6-2, and EIU’s Grant Reiman, 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-2.
Montenegro has now won three consecutive singles matches, which has improved his record to 4-5 on the year.
The weekly honor is not only Montenegro’s initial piece of individual hardware, but also Austin Peay’s first since Dimitar Ristovski shared the award, March 31st, 2015.