EDISON, N.J. - Marist men's tennis sophomore Lorenzo Rossi (Lugano, Switzerland) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Player of the Week on Tuesday. It is the second weekly award of his career as he also took home Player of the Week honors last April in his freshman campaign. Rossi is the third Red Fox to have won the award joining teammates Will Reznek (Toronto, Canada) and Matt Himmelsbach (Longmeadow, Mass.) who earned their honors earlier this year.
Rossi, playing at the first singles position for the Red Foxes, continues to return to the form that won him the 2011 MAAC Player and Rookie of the Year, leading Marist to a 6-1 victory over conference opponent Niagara. The sophomore easily won his singles match against Niagara's top player 6-2, 6-1. He then compete at the top doubles spot, where he again eased to victory with an 8-2 decision.
The Red Foxes will be back in action with a home conference match against Fairfield on Thursday at 3 p.m. They will then host Connecticut in a non-conference match on Tuesday, April 10 at 3 p.m.