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

Rasid Winklaar is 8-2 in singles this spring.
Rasid Winklaar is 8-2 in singles this spring.

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.