Drake’s Hands Named #SummitMTN Player of the Week

Drake’s Hands Named #SummitMTN Player of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – Drake's Tom Hands was named Summit League Men's Tennis Player of the Week for his performance Feb. 13-19.

Jr. // Fulbourn, England

  • Garnered his first career Summit League Player of the Week award
  • Recorded a pair of singles win and went 3-0 in doubles play during the week
  • Defeated Denver's Eric Morris (6-3, 7-6) at No. 2 singles and teamed for a 7-6 doubles win to lead Drake to a 5-2 league victory
  • Bested George Washington's Chris Fletcher (2 and 4) at No. 1 singles
  • Combined for a 6-0 win over GWU and a 6-1 triumph over UAB at No. 3 doubles
  • Owns a 9-2 singles record and 9-4 doubles mark on the season

Also nominated: Pedro Fernandez Del Valle, Denver; Kweisi Kenyatte, Valparaiso

Previous recipients: Jan. 23 – Ben Clark, Drake; Jan. 30 – Vinny Gillespie, Drake; Feb. 6 – Razvan Grigorescu, Omaha; Feb. 13 – Finley Hall, Drake

Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three 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), 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 with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.