ISU’s Le Gal Perez and Denver's Riedmiller earn tennis weekly awards

ISU’s Le Gal Perez and Denver's Riedmiller earn tennis weekly awards

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Illinois State men's tennis athlete Diego Le Gal Perez and Denver women's tennis athlete Anna Riedmiller received this week's Summit League athlete of the week awards after stellar performances during their respective team's matches. This is the first weekly honor for Le Gal Perez in his career, while this is Riedmiller's second career honor.

Le Gal Perez guided the Redbirds to victories against Chicago State and Green Bay. Against the Cougars, Le Gal Perez teamed with Brandon Lew at the third doubles position, posting a 6-4 victory. In singles action, the Madrid, Spain native recorded a 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 win at the No. 3 spot. Against the Phoenix, Le Gal Perez and Lew got the Redbirds off to a good start with a 6-4 win at the No. 3 spot. In singles action, Le Gal Perez recorded another come-from-behind win at the No. 3 spot, posting a 0-6, 6-1, 6-2 triumph.

On the women's side, Riedmiller and doubles partner Camille Verden-Anderson logged Denver's lone victory in doubles play with a 6-2 win at the No. 3 spot againsat BYU. In singles action, the Wichita, Kan., native posted a come-from-behind victory at the No. 2 spot (4-6, 6-1, 6-2). Against Utah, Riedmiller and Verde-Anderson once again earned the Pioneers the only doubles win with a 6-2 victory at the second spot. Riedmiller carried that success into singles competition where she won 7-5, 6-2 at the No. 2 spot.

Diego Le Gal Perez, Illinois State
Sophomore | Madrid, Spain
  • Garnered his first career athlete of the week award
  • Recorded a 2-0 mark at the No. 3 spot in both singles and doubles play
  • Came from behind in both of his singles matches

Also nominated: Oscar Mendoza, Valparaiso; Pedro Fernandez del Valle, Denver; Reid Jarvis, Drake

Anna Riedmiller, Denver
Junior | Wichita, Kan.
  • Collected her second career athlete of the week honor
  • Compiled a 2-0 mark in singles play at the No. 2 spot and went 1-1 in doubles play
  • Captured a come-from-behind three-set win against BYU's Leah Heimuli (4-6, 6-1, 6-2)

Also nominated: Jana Lazarevic, South Dakota; Ines Absisan, Omaha

 

2020 Summit League Athletes of the Week
January 14
M: None
W: Tatum Burger, Denver
January 21
M: Oliver Johansson, Drake
W: Taylor Melville, Denver
January 28
M: Matt Summers, Denver
W: Madison Gallegos, Omaha
February 4
M: James Davis, Denver
W: Natalie Lorentz, Omaha
February 11
M: Davis Lawley, Omaha
W: Natalie Lorentz, Omaha
February 18
M: Geronimo Busleiman, Oral Roberts
W: Taylor Melville, Denver
February 25
M: Diego Le Gal Perez, Illinois State
W: Anna Riedmiller, Denver

 

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