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Back-to-Back: Winklaar Again Named America East Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Rasid Winklaar is now 5-2 in singles this spring.
Cambridge, Mass.—For the second consecutive week, UMBC’s Rasid Winklaar (Willemstad, Curacao/Abraham Baldwin College) took home the America East Conference men’s tennis Player of the Week honor.
The junior posted a pair of victories in UMBC’s 4-0 win over Navy on Sunday. Winklaar partnered with junior Adam Duprat (Bobigny, France/Institute Deschamp) to pull out a dramatic win and get the Retrievers the doubles point over the Midshipmen. Down two breaks at 6-2, the duo battled back to win 9-8 (0).
In singles, he improved to 5-2 in the spring with a convincing 6-3, 6-1 victory over Navy’s Zach Nicholson at the No. 3 slot.
UMBC improved to 7-3 on the season with the win over the Midshipmen. The Retrievers are slated to entertain league foe Hartford on Saturday, March 12 at 3:00 p.m.