CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Freshman Luke Ford (Otsego, Mich./Otsego) has been named the Iowa Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week, becoming the fifth different Kohawk to earn the award this year.
For the week, Ford went 3-0 in singles and 4-1 in doubles play with partner Josh Pudlo (Lakewood, Ill./Crystal Lake Central). Ford earned singles wins at number one, two and six on the week, while he played all five doubles matches at the top spot. The biggest win of the week came in the Kohawk victory against Rhodes, as Pudlo and Ford beat Albert Vacheron and Daniel Oliver 9-8 at the top spot. The Rhodes pair was ranked 13th in the latest ITA Regional rankings.
The Kohawks (12-4, 2-0 IIAC) return to action March 25 at the Clark Racquet Center for a pair of matches against Nebraska Wesleyan and Central. Coe will face the Prairie Wolves at 9 a.m., followed by the Dutch at noon.