Mountain West Announces Men's Tennis Player of the Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Utah State freshman Romai Ugarte has been named Mountain West Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for matches played February 18-22. It is the first career MW weekly honor for Ugarte.

Freshman, Santiago, Chile / Colegio Olimpo

  • Helped lead Utah State to a 1-1 week, defeating UT-San Antonio (4-0) after suffering a road loss at No. 10 Texas Tech.
  • Went 2-2 in both singles and doubles play during the week.
  • Posted a 1-1 singles record in the No. 5 and 6 singles positions. Defeated UT-San Antonio’s Takeru Watanabe in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4 to secure the dual match for the Aggies.
  • Partnered with Luis Lopez at the No. 1 doubles spot to knock off Diogo Casa and Fabian Brand of UTSA (7-6), helping the Aggies clinch the doubles point. The Utah State teammates nearly upset Texas Tech’s double squad, ranked second nationally, earlier in the week but was ultimately defeated 6-4.

2016 MW Men’s Tennis Players of the Week
Jan. 20 – Freddy Gelbrich, Sr., San Diego State
Jan. 27 – Nikolas Papic, Sr., Fresno State
Feb. 3 – Jaime Barajas, So., Utah State
Feb. 10 – Jakob Amilon, Jr., UNLV
Feb. 17 – Andrew Parks, Sr., Air Force
Feb. 24 – Romai Ugarte, Fr., Utah State