Melbourne, Fla. – Kay Bartmann of the Lynn University men's tennis team has been chosen as the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week for the second consecutive selection, as announced by the league office on Monday.
Last week, Bartmann picked up the first SSC weekly honor of his career in the first announcement of the 2018 season.
Bartmann logged four victories this week as the Fighting Knights went 2-0 and held a 2-1 lead over No. 1 West Florida before weather halted the match. Lynn's sixth-ranked men's tennis team first got past NAIA's third-ranked Keiser, 5-4, before posting a 5-4 upset on the road at No. 4 Valdosta St.
Against Keiser, the Stuttgart, Germany product tallied an 8-3 victory at No. 2 doubles, before suffering his only loss of the week, falling to fifth-ranked Vicente Lagos at the top singles flight.
At VSU, Bartmann and partner Jose Porfirio Ordonez won again at No. 2 doubles, 8-3. He then secured a big upset in singles, taking down 14th-ranked Jordi Mas at the No. 1 spot, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.
Against No. 1 UWF, Bartmann and Porfirio Ordonez won again at No. 2 doubles, 8-3, but did not get a chance to compete in singles.
Bartmann's efforts have helped the Blue and White start off the season 4-0.