CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Rik Van Gerwen has been selected as this week's Big South Conference Crons Brand Men's Tennis Freshman of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.
The Valenswaard, Netherlands native finished 2-0 in singles this past week playing in the VCU Invitational. Van Gerwen won the No.4 match against Georgetown, 4-6,7-6 (8), 6-4, fighting through a difficult second set. He also took Morgan State's Eric Ward, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0, (11-9), finishing off a challenging final set.
This is the first career conference freshman of the week selection for Van Gerwen, and the first for the Camels this season.
Van Gerwen and the rest of the Camels return to the courts January 30 to compete in their home opener against Elon. Match time is set for 1:30 p.m.