SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Furman’s Cameron Green has been named the Southern Conference men’s tennis player of the week for all matches played April 10-16, the conference announced Tuesday. This is the third weekly award of the season for Green after leading Furman to a 1-1 record last week. Green wraps up his four-year career with six weekly awards to his name.
The Sydney, Australia, native capped off the regular season with a 2-0 record at the No. 1 singles spot. Green defeated Wofford’s Lucas Cerbelli 6-0, 6-1 on April 11, helping Furman to a 5-2 win. On April 14, Green topped Mercer’s Sam Philp, who is currently ranked No. 117, 6-3, 6-0 at the No. 1 spot as the Paladins narrowly fell 4-3 to the Bears. With the two victories, Green finishes the regular season with a 14-7 mark at the No. 1 spot.
In doubles action, Green paired with Jake Munns to defeat Wofford’s John Crawford and Julian Chousa 6-4 at flight one but then narrowly fell 7-6 to Mercer’s Philp and Olivier Stuart. The Furman duo finished the regular season with a 9-3 record at flight one doubles, including a 5-1 mark in conference play.
Furman is back in action on Friday, April 20, when it opens play at the 2018 SoCon Men’s Tennis Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Paladins will open postseason play against in-state rival Wofford at 10:30 a.m.
Also nominated: Gavin Stewart (The Citadel), David Gonzalez (ETSU), Nicolas Guillon (Mercer), Connor Thompson (UNCG) 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
March 20 – Connor Thompson, UNCG
March 27 – Cameron Green, Furman
April 3 – Robert Herrera, ETSU
April 10 – Connor Thompson, UNCG
April 17 – Cameron Green, Furman