Denver’s James Garners #SummitMTN Weekly Award

Denver’s James Garners #SummitMTN Weekly Award

ELMHURST, Ill. – Denver's Yannik James was named Summit League Men's Tennis Player of the Week for his performance March 7-13.

Sr. // St. Georges, Grenada

  • Earned his fourth career Player of the Week honor and second this season
  • Went 2-0 in his No. 1 singles matches and added a No. 1 doubles victory during the week
  • Posted straight-set win (3 and 4) over 85th-ranked Ben Donovan of Cal Poly
  • Defeated Arizona's Shoti Meparidze (6-0, 4-6, 7-6) in singles and teamed for 7-5 doubles win to help Pioneers to 4-3 team victory

Also nominated: Gabriel Santos, South Dakota State

Previous recipients: Jan. 24 – Razvan Grigorescu, Omaha; Jan. 31 – Bradley Luetschwager, IUPUI; Feb. 7 – Razvan Grigorescu, Omaha; Feb. 14 – Yannik James, Denver; Feb. 21 – Steven Christie, IUPUI; Feb. 28 – Alex Gasson, Denver

Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at