WSU's Grey and FSU's Hernandez Ferrer earn GLIAC Tennis Player of the Week awards

WSU's Grey and FSU's Hernandez Ferrer earn GLIAC Tennis Player of the Week awards

GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced its second tennis weekly awards for the 2024 campaign. Wayne State senior Daniel Grey received men's player of the week honors, while Ferris State sophomore Ana Sofia Hernandez Ferrer was selected as women's player of the week. 

MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Daniel Grey, Wayne State

Wayne State University senior Daniel Grey (Wiesbaden, Germany) was named GLIAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week after his strong two-match performance in Indianapolis against #15-Washburn and #7-UIndy. In the contest vs. the Ichabods last Saturday, Grey downed the 10th-ranked Division II singles player (and No. 1 in the Central Region) Sebastian Pjontek 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) at the No. 1 spot. That effort helped the Warriors to a 4-1 victory over WU. The German then faced the Greyhounds' David Simeonov last Sunday at the second flight, where he defeated the UIndy player 6-2, 6-4 to score WSU's lone singles point of the day. Grey and his doubles partner Cedric Drenth also collected a win over the No. 1 duo in the nation by the ITA against Washburn. The No. 5-ranked pairing in the country defeated Santiago Rendon and Tim Hammes 6-2, which aided the Green and Gold in securing the opening point of the contest.  It is the third time in Grey's collegiate career that he has been recognized with Player of the Week, with the other two coming a season ago.

WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ana Sofia Hernandez Ferrer, Ferris State

Ferris State’s Ana Sofia Hernandez Ferrer led the Bulldogs in a pair of non-league contests this past week. She claimed a 6-1, 6-3 singles win at the second flight on Friday in a 5-2 setback at Findlay in regional play. Additionally, she teamed up with Morgan Waller for a 7-5 doubles victory on Saturday in a neutral site contest against Indiana (Pa.), beating the eighth-ranked doubles team in the nation. The Bulldog sophomore from Mexico also was battling at two singles in Saturday’s encounter and held the second-set advantage when the match was stopped as IUP had already clinched the match. In FSU’s opening regular-season match of the spring early last week on Sunday, she also paired up with Waller for a 7-5 victory at one doubles against the Greyhounds’ top pairing in regional play.