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Hawkins Picks Up ODAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week Selection

Hawkins Picks Up ODAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week Selection

FOREST, Va. – Junior Peter Hawkins turned in a stellar week on the courts for the Bridgewater Eagles men's tennis team going a combined 6-2 on the week to earn Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men's Tennis Player of the Week honors.

The Silver Spring, Md. native went 3-1 in top flight singles action and notched an identical 3-1 week in doubles play to propel the Eagles to a 4-0 stretch.

Hawkins opened the week with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Emory & Henry's Matt Nelson before claiming a 6-4, 6-1 win over Roanoke's James Lee. On Saturday, Hawkins dropped a hard-fought 4-6, 6-4, 1-6 decision to Guilford's Tyler Mercier before recovering on Sunday to post a 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 victory over Virginia Wesleyan's Brian Luke.

In doubles action, Hawkins and teammate Christian Lynn started the week with an 8-4 loss at Emory & Henry before earning a hard-fought 9-8 victory against Roanoke with both matches coming at number two. On Friday at home against Guilford, Hawkins and Lynn notched an 8-6 win before reigning supreme on Sunday against Virginia Wesleyan's duo at number one by an 8-6 gap.

Currently, Hawkins sits at 10-7 overall on the year with a 6-3 mark in ODAC singles play. 

Hawkins and the rest of the Eagles are back in action on Sunday when they open the ODAC Tournament against Roanoke.