ELMHURST, Ill. - Oral Roberts' Mikhail Trukshanin was named men's tennis player of the week as announced by The Summit League for his performance during the week of March 15-21.
Trukshanin earns his first award of the season and second of his career after opening league play with a singles and doubles victory. In ORU's 4-3 win over South Dakota State, Trukshanin posted a 6-4, 6-4 straight-set triumph over SDSU's Justin Pyle at the No. 1 singles position. In doubles play, Trukshanin teamed with Igor Sobolta for a 9-8 win over SDSU's tandem of Baron and Pyle. With his victories, Trukshanin improved to 2-3 in singles play and 3-2 in doubles competition this spring.
The ORU men are back in action on March 23, when they take on Arkansas at 11:00 a.m. in Fayetteville.