Benedict College freshman Zibusiso Ndimande has been named SIAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week while Clark Atlanta University sophomore Brionne Bachus has been named SIAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week.
Ndimande, a native of Mutare, Zimbabwe, had a strong week at the SIAC Tennis Round-Up, going 5-0 as the #1 seed in singles matches for Benedict. The 5-foot-7, 142-pounder also went 2-2 in doubles action while helping the Tigers finish with a 4-1 record at the round-up. In his first season as a collegiate, Ndimande has an overall singles record of 8-3, including a victory over a Division I opponent in Peter Bleach of Citadel University.
Bachus, playing as the #3 seed, finished the week with a 4-0 record in singles at SIAC Tennis Round-Up, winning every match in straight sets. The 5-foot-4 New Orleans, LA native also went 4-0 as the #2 seed in doubles, helping Clark Atlanta to a 4-0 record for the week. Bachus and the Lady Panthers currently sit in first place with a 7-0 record in the SIAC.