Atema Earns League Player of the Week HonorsMarch 2, 2011
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Anderson junior Stan Atema has been named the South Atlantic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the week ending March 1, as announced by the conference office Wednesday afternoon.
Atema, a native of Marabella, Spain, helped lead the Trojans to a perfect 2-0 record on the week, as Anderson defeated SAC opponent Mars Hill 7-2 on the road and topped rival Erskine 8-1.
Atema boasted a clean slate, collecting two wins on the singles side at No. 1 and teaming up with Daniel Gonzalez to earn two doubles victories at No. 1 as well. He defeated Mars Hill's Lucas Simm 6-3, 6-4 and paired with Gonzalez to defeat Simm and Enrico Patriarca at No. 1 doubles. Against Erskine, he defeated Angelo Ciarrocchi, 6-7, 6-4, 10-5 at No. 1 singles. Atema and Gonzalez defeated Ciarrocchi and Christian Ranguelov, 8-1 at No. 1 doubles.
Atema and Gonzalez also earned a win over USC Aiken’s Gregory Andrade and Bruno Orlandini, the 14th ranked doubles team in the nation earlier this season. He is 3-0 in conference play on the season, helping boost AU to the top of the league standings.