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Furman's Munns named player of the week
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 03/13/2018
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Furman's Jake Munns
Courtesy: Furman Athletics

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Furman’s Jake Munns has been named the Southern Conference men’s tennis player of the week for all matches played March 6-12, the conference announced Tuesday. The Paladins went 2-1 last week as a team, defeating Rollins and Valparaiso.

Munns went 2-1 at the No. 2 singles spot last week with his lone loss coming to Stetson’s Loic Blanco 4-6, 5-7. Munns then rebounded with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Rollins’ Sami Kirberg and capped off his singles play with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Valparaiso’s Kweisi Kenvatte.

In doubles action, the, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, native went 2-0 at the No. 2 doubles spot. Munns and Cameron Green defeated Stetson’s Colter DeCoste and Coilin MacNamara 6-3 on March 3. The duo then defeated Rollins’ Nicolo De Fraia and Guillermo Nicolas 6-2.

Furman is back in action on March 14 as it welcomes in-state foe USC Upstate. The Paladins are at home for the next four matches, including SoCon tilts against ETSU and Chattanooga.

Also nominated: Juan Lugo (ETSU) and Rossouw Norval (Samford).

SoCon Men’s Tennis Players of the Week

Feb. 6 – Sam Philp, Mercer

Feb. 13 – Cameron Green, Furman

Feb. 20 – Drew Singerman, Furman

Feb. 27 – Connor Thompson, UNCG

March 6 – Sam Philp, Mercer

March 13 – Jake Munns, Furman

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