DENVER – University of Hawai'i men's tennis player Jonathan Brooklyn has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week for the week of March 19-25.
Brooklyn went undefeated in singles and doubles play last weekend. On Thursday, he helped Hawai'i (3-9, 2-1 WAC) earn a conference win against New Mexico State, defeating Matej Stakne in No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-4. He, along with partner Dymtro Kovalyov, defeated Stakne and Luis Ramirez, 8-4, at No. 1 doubles.
Brooklyn followed that up with three wins over ranked opponents in UH's next two dual matches. Against No. 18 Fresno State, Brooklyn defeated Remi Boutillier, the 22nd-ranked player in the country, 4-6, 7-5, (11-9). Against No. 27 Tulsa, he defeated Japie De Klerk, the 68th-ranked player in the nation, 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8). Teamed with Kovalyov, he added an 8-5 doubles win over Boutillier and Francis Alcantara, who were ranked No. 65 in the nation.