Denver’s Ros, North Dakota’s Kasilingam secure weekly honors

Denver’s Mattia Ros, North Dakota’s Preethi Kasilingam secure weekly honors.
Denver’s Mattia Ros, North Dakota’s Preethi Kasilingam secure weekly honors.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –Denver sophomore Mattia Ros and North Dakota senior Preethi Kasilingam take home this week's men's and women's tennis athlete of the week awards after helping their respective teams to important league victories this past weekend. This is the second honor this season for Ros and the first for Kasilingam.

Mattia Ros, Denver
Sophomore | Latisana, Italy

  • Went 4-0 in competition this past weekend
  • Improved his overall singles record to 12-5 and doubles to 10-5
  • Had a come-from-behind victory at the top spot of the lineup against Illinois State's Igor Kolaric (3-6, 6-3, 10-7)

Also nominated: Brandon Ancona (Valparaiso), Ben Clark (Drake) 

Preethi Kasilingam, North Dakota
Senior | Dallas, Texas

  • Finished the weekend 2-0 in singles at the No. 4 spot
  • Helped UND go 2-0 on the weekend and clinch a spot in the Summit League Women's Tennis Championship
  • Was leading 6-5 at the No. 2 position in doubles when two-person play was called against Omaha
  • Was holding a 5-3 lead at the second position when play was halted against South Dakota

Also nominated: Anna Riedmiller (Denver) 

2018-19 The Summit League Athlete of the Week
January 22
M: Vinny Gillespie, Drake
W: Arisha Ladhani, Denver 

January 29
M: Mattia Ros, Denver
W: Habiba Aly, South Dakota

February 5
M: Aleksa Lazarevic, Illinois State
W: Bianca Mok, Denver 

February 12
M: Brandon Ancona, Valparaiso
W: Anna Riedmiller, Denver 

February 19
M: Tom Hands, Drake
W: Arisha Ladhani, Denver 

February 26
M: Tom Hands, Drake
W: Bianca Mok, Denver 

March 5
M: Vinny Gillespie, Drake
W: Janelle Wilson, Omaha 

March 12
M: Brandon Ancona, Valparaiso
W: Natka Kmošková, South Dakota 

March 19
M: Johnnie Carmichael-Plester, North Dakota
W: Isa Sullivan, North Dakota 

March 26
M: Nejc Sitar, North Dakota
W: None 

April 2
M: Brandon Ancona, Valparaiso
W: Jana Lazarevic, South Dakota 

April 9
M: Vinny Gillespie, Drake
W: Bianca Mok, Denver 

April 16
M: Mattia Ros, Denver
W: Preethi Kasilingam, North Dakota

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