March 11, 2014
Svard Named America East Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Cambridge, Mass. – For the second consecutive week, a UMBC sophomore has earned America East Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week honors. Melker Svard (Gothenburg, Sweden) won all three of his matches over the weekend, leading the Retrievers to victories over George Mason and Drexel and earned the league's honor.
Svard improved to 8-2 on the season at the No. 2 position in singles play with a pair of wins over George Mason and Drexel. He only dropped two games in a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jimmy Lange of George Mason and combined with Justin Carter
(Randallstown, Md./National Connections Acad.) in an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles versus the Patriots.
The second-year player fought off some resistance, but defeated Xabier Saavedra, 6-3, 7-5 at the No. 2 position at Drexel.
The 9-3 Retrievers head west to Nevada-Reno for matches versus the host school, Seattle and Sacramento State before returning home to face George Washington on March 23.