Denver's Riedmiller and Fernandez del Valle sweep tennis weekly honors

Denver's Riedmiller and Fernandez del Valle sweep tennis weekly honors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Denver swept this week's tennis awards, as Pedro Fernandez del Valle earned himself the Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week, while Anna Riedmiller garnered Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week accolades. This is the first weekly honor for Fernandez del Valle in his career, while this is Riedmiller's third career honor and second straight.

Fernandez del Valle and the Pioneers edged BYU with a 4-3 victory. Denver was behind 3-1, needing two crucial points to tie things up. With the match tied 3-3, the Newport Beach, Calif., native clinched the match at the No. 5 spot with an come-from-behind 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8) win, improving his singles record to 2-2 this season.

On the women's side, the No. 34 ranked Pioneers opened the weekend with Seattle, as Riedmiller and doubles partner Camille Verden-Anderson captured a 6-2 win at the second position. In singles action, Riedmiller made it 2-0 Pioneers with a commanding 6-0, 6-1 triumph at the No. 2 spot. Against in-state foe Colorado, Riedmiller and Verden-Anderson

clinched the doubles point with a 7-6 (2) victory at the No. 2 spot. In singles play, the Wichita, Kan., native earned the Pioneers the third point with a 6-3, 6-2 win at the No. 2 spot.

Pedro Fernandez del Valle, Denver
Senior | Newport Beach, Calif.
  • Earned his first career athlete of the week accolade
  • Clinched the match against BYU with a come-from-behind 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8) win at the No. 5 spot
  • Improved his singles record to 2-2 on the season

Also nominated: Pol Botifoll Rius, Illinois State; Barnabas Koncz, Oral Roberts

Anna Riedmiller, Denver
Junior | Wichita, Kan.
  • Collected her third career athlete of the week honor
  • Recorded a 2-0 mark in singles play at the No. 2 spot and went 2-0 in doubles action
  • Earned straight-set wins in both matches against Seattle and Colorado, improving to 9-2 in singles and 6-1 in doubles

Also nominated: Andrea Jansson, North Dakota; Natalie Lorentz, 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
March 3
M: Pedro Fernandez del Valle, Denver
W: Anna Riedmiller, Denver

 

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