Alex Makarenko named SAA Player of the Week

Alex Makarenko (photo by Cari Dean)
Alex Makarenko (photo by Cari Dean)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Junior Alex Makarenko has been named the Southern Athletic Association Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the league office announced today.

Makarenko, from Suwanee, Ga., went 4-0 during the past week, starting with a 6-3,6-1 win over Diego Martin Vertiz of Millsaps at No. 1 singles on Friday. He also teamed with senior Patrick Hire at No. 1 doubles to beat Vertiz and Centurion 8-3, which helped BSC defeat Millsaps, 6-3. Makarenko finished up the week winning both his singles and doubles matches against NAIA opponent Hastings College 6-1,6-1 and 8-2. BSC also defeated Hastings 7-2.