Cambridge, Mass. – UMBC sophomore Melker Svard, (Gothenburg, Sweden/De la Gardie Gymnasiet) has been named America East Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the league office announced today.
Svard went 3-0 at No. 2 singles last week, opening the week with a victory over Georgetown (6-4, 6-4). He won in convincing fashion on the courts of league rival Binghamton (6-3, 6-1) before closing out the week with a 6-1, 6-4 conquest against Coppin State.
The young team captain improved to 14-6 in singles competition and heads into league play with four consecutive match wins.
Svard also captured the award on March 11.
The 12-9 Retrievers are off until hosting the America East Conference Championships the weekend of April 25-27.