DENVER- Grand Canyon's Jakub Novak and Valentin Lang have been named the Men's Western Athletic Conference Tennis Athletes of the Week for March 12-18.
Novak, a freshman from Prostejov, Czech Republic, finished his week 3-0. His first came with a 7-5, 2-6, 10-8 win over Liberty. He was one of just two wins for the Lopes against Liberty. He won his next two matches in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 over an opponent from Hawaii and 7-6, 6-2 over Oral Roberts.
Novak and Valentin Lang, a junior from Mulhouse, France, won three straight doubles matches. They were the only doubles team to win against Liberty, 6-3. The duo then defeated a pair from Hawaii 6-4 and posted their biggest victory over Oral Roberts 6-1.
Other male singles nominees: Kansas City's Diego Giraldo had two matches end unfinished and sit at 7-5 in singles play for 2018.
Other male doubles nominees: Giraldo and Ben Stride lost 6-4 to Wichita State and ended a match unfinished 6-6 against No. 22 Oklahoma State.