October 19, 2010

Andrew Weeden Named NEC Men's Tennis Player of the Week

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University men's tennis sophomore Andrew Weeden (Martinsville, N.J.) has been named the Northeast Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the league office today announced. The award is the second of Weeden's career, and the first of the season for the Bobcats.

Weeden breezed through ITA Northeast Regional Qualifying with a pair of straight-sets victories against Stony Brook's Francesco Arciuli (6-1, 6-2) and Marist's Joris Van Eck (6-2, 6-3), before defeating Hofstra's Antonio Pena, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, in the main draw first round. Weeden's run ended with a 6-1, 6-2, defeat to Harvard's Christo Schultz, the No. 14 ranked player in the draw.

Weeden is the first Quinnipiac player in school history to advance through qualifying to the main draw at the event. He advanced as far as any player from the Northeast Conference, with FDU's Ibrahim Shams being the only other player from an NEC school to reach the second round, doing so by way of a bye.

The Bobcats return to action Wednesday, when they travel to Storrs, Conn., to face the University of Connecticut. Matches are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.