Third consecutive Sun Belt Player of the Week honor for Davis

Sophomore went 3-0 in singles, 4-0 doubles

April 11, 2012 · Athletic Communications
NEW ORLEANS - Ben Davis was named the Sun Belt Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for the third consecutive time after putting together an impressive performance over the past week to lead the No. 56 Blue Raiders to their seventh consecutive victory. Davis went 3-0 in singles action and 4-0 in doubles play to earn his fourth weekly honor of the season and fifth of his career.

Davis didn’t drop a set in four singles matches during the week, claiming three straight-set victories and winning the first set against No. 59 UAB’s top competitor, Danny Manlow, on Tuesday before the match was halted. The sophomore opened the week with a 6-3, 6-2 win against Lipscomb then won back-to-back road matches against Southern Miss and Tulane. He has claimed wins in 13 of his last 15 singles matches for a 21-8 overall and 13-4 dual record.

The London native also teamed with Christoph Lang three times and Cameron Dickerson once for four doubles wins over the past week, including three from the No. 2 slot and the fourth in the No. 1 slot against UAB’s top tandem. Davis has also won seven straight in doubles action and nine of his last 10.

Davis becomes the second Blue Raider in program history to collect at least five Sun Belt weekly awards. His five are second only to Andreas Siljestrom, who won a program-best seven accolades.

Davis and the Blue Raiders conclude the regular season this weekend in Florida. Middle Tennessee will take on No. 72 USF on Friday at 1 p.m. CT then face UCF in the season finale on Saturday at 10 a.m. CT.

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