ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Missouri Valley Conference has announced that Drake junior Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England) was selected as the MVC Men's Tennis Player of the Week. The honor marks the fifth weekly accolade for a Bulldog this season and the second in Goodman’s career.
Goodman sparked No. 20 Drake to a 4-1 ledger last week versus four teams that have owned a national ranking this spring, on the strength of a team-best 8-2 combined singles/doubles record.
Goodman has won his last seven singles contests and is 9-1 is his last 10 overall. He was a perfect 5-0 in singles matches this past week, including a 6-1, 6-2 win over No. 111 Lukas Vrnak of Memphis. He also posted a come-from-behind 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 triumph past Alex Steinroeder from No. 23 Harvard. The victory over Harvard was one of two for the Bulldogs in singles play.
His two doubles wins with senior Anis Ghorbel (Sfax, Tunisia) came against No. 44 Memphis and versus a South Florida squad that held a ranking earlier this season.
On the campaign, Goodman owns a team-best 54-12 combined singles/doubles record, including a team-high 31-4 singles mark. He is 15-2 in singles during the dual campaign.
Goodman and the Bulldogs (17-2) open defense of their 2012 MVC regular season title at Creighton on Saturday (March 30). Match time is slated for 1:00 p.m.