INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the first time this season the Cleveland State men's tennis team has been honored by the Horizon League, as Viking freshman Nico Mostardi has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week.
"Nico has been playing some great tennis lately and is doing a great job of playing solid matches at the top of the lineup for us," head coach Brian Etzkin said. "He has been developing on the court, and just as important, he is developing his mental game which is leading to some good tennis. I look forward to seeing him continue to improve throughout his freshman season."
Last weekend, Mostardi went 2-1 at No. 1 singles, picking up a 6-2, 6-3 win over Ball State and a 6-3, 6-3 victory over St. Bonaventure. With the two wins, Mostardi now has a team-best 13-10 singles record this season, including a 6-4 mark at the top of the singles lineup this spring.
Mostardi has spent the entire spring season playing at No. 1 singles for the Vikings, becoming the first freshman to play at the top of the lineup since the 2011-12 season.
Mostardi and the Vikings will continue the spring season with a pair of road matches this week, facing Xavier in a neutral site match on Thursday, March 2 and traveling to Western Michigan on Friday, March 3.