March 22, 2011

Rasid Winklaar Earns America East Tennis Honor for Third Time in Last Four Weeks

Cambridge, Mass.—For the third time in four weeks, UMBC junior Rasid Winklaar (Willemstad, Curacao/Abraham Baldwin College) was named America East Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week for matches ending March 21, 2011.

In Monday's impressive 5-2 win at Florida Gulf Coast, Winklaar teamed with sophomore Adam Duprat to cruise past Steve Binninger and Frank Acierno, 8-3 at No. 3 doubles. Winklaar then posted a decisive 6-1, 6-3 victory over Binninger at No. 2 singles to lead the Retrievers to their fifth consecutive victory.  

He also won matches at No. 2 singles and doubles in UMBC's 6-1 victory over Howard.

Winklaar has now won six consecutive singles matches and the southpaw is 8-2 in his initial spring for the Retrievers. He is 3-0 at the No. 2 position.

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