Courtesy: Joe Browning Senior Rafael Aita has won five of six singles matches to open the spring season
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Senior Rafael Aita of 47th-ranked UNCW has been named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Men’s Tennis Singles Player-of-the-Week after winning a pair of matches against opponents from Elon and George Washington.
Aita, the reigning CAA Player-of-the-Week, is ranked No. 87 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles poll and No. 28 in doubles with teammate Sam Williams.
In last week’s play, Aita defeated No. 27 Cameron Silverman of Elon, 6-2, 6-2, and outlasted No. 115 Francisco Dias of GW, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Aita, from Lima, Peru, owns a 5-1 singles record this season and has won five consecutive matches for the Seahawks.