ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Tusculum's David Akinpetide has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Men's Tennis Player of the Week for matches played February 11 through February 17, the Conference announced today.
Akinpetide, a sophomore from Chelles, France, upset nationally ranked No. 5 Renato Lima of the University of Indianapolis last week at No. 1 singles. Akinpetide opened the match with a 6-2 victory, and then lost 6-0 in the second set, but stormed his way back to win the third set 7-6, via an 8-6 tiebreaker. The win improved his record to 2-0 on the season in singles play.
This is Akinpetide's first Player of the Week selection this season.
2018-19 AstroTurf SAC Men's Tennis Players of the Week
Feb. 4 – Edison Ambarzumjan, Newberry
Feb. 11 – Josep Canyadell, Wingate
Feb. 18 – David Akinpetide, Tusculum
AstroTurf is an official corporate partner of the South Atlantic Conference and title sponsor of the Conference's Player of the Week awards program.