SEWARD, Neb. – A perfect 2-0 start to conference singles action boosted sophomore Patricio Esquivel to GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Tennis Player of the Week accolades. The honor is the first such award in the young career of Esquivel.
Despite a pair of team losses to begin GPAC play, Esquivel claimed victims in Morningside’s Hunter Renn (6-4, 6-4) and Midland’s Logan Meisinger (6-0, 6-3) at No. 3 singles. Those two victories bumped the Morelia, Mexico, native’s season singles record to 3-4 overall. On Tuesday, Esquivel moved up to No. 2 in the singles lineup and dropped a close decision to Nebraska Wesleyan’s Pedro Bethlem. Esquivel sports a career singles record of 12-13.
Esquivel and the Bulldogs (3-6, 1-2 GPAC) return to action on Wednesday (April 15) with a stiff test at NCAA Division II University of Nebraska-Kearney (17-2). First serve is set for 4 p.m.