Erik Nyman Named MWC Player of the Week

Erik Nyman was named the Mountain West Conference player of the week for his performance last week. This is the first time he has received this accolade. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- BYU junior Erik Nyman has been named Mountain West Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week. This is his first career player of the week accolade.

Nyman, an Upsala, Sweden, native, posted a 2-0 record in both singles and doubles play last week. In the Cougars 5-2 win over New Mexico State, Nyman defeated Ben Archer-Clowes in straight sets (6-2, 6-2) at the No. 2 position, then teamed with Carlos Lozano (No. 7 duo in the nation) to beat Mark Roberts and Luis Avila at No. 1 doubles, 8-4. Against No. 75 Oregon, Nyman was victorious over Oded Teig (6-4, 6-4) at No. 1 singles and again teamed with Lozano to defeat Teig and Sven Swinnen at No. 1 doubles, 8-3. On the season, he has a record of 11-4 (5-1 dual) in singles competition and 19-6 (4-3 dual) in doubles play.

Nyman will be a big asset to his team this week as they take on Northern Arizona on Friday and Arizona on Saturday.