Vemula Named UAA Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

Vemula Named UAA Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

Case Western Reserve University freshman Vivi Vemula was named the University Athletic Association Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week, after turning in a successful set of performances against Division I competition last weekend at the Western & Southern Collegiate Invitational in Mason, Ohio.

Vemula won the fifth singles flight, defeating Northern Kentucky's Nicholas Elleman 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals, Xavier's Matthew Graft 6-2, 4-6, 11-9 in the semifinals, and Xavier's Michael Lee 6-4, 6-1 in the finals.  He also advanced to the quarterfinals of the third doubles draw at the event with partner Siddharth Rajupet

Overall for the weekend, he was 3-1 in singles matches and 1-2 in doubles contests, improving to 5-1 in singles play and 3-2 in doubles action.

The Spartans will be off this weekend, before returning to action at the ITA Fall Central Region Championship and the Toledo Invitational the weekend of September 29 through October 1.

The following CWRU men's tennis players have been named UAA Athletes of the Week during the 2017-18 season:

September 11th: Matthew Chen
September 18th: Vivi Vemula