2022 NAIA Men's Tennis Players of the Week

Men's Tennis - Keiser University
Luke Simkiss of Keiser (Fla.)

Student-athletes were nominated for their performances and were selected out of a pool of conference and Continental Athletic Conference award winners.

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Week 8 (May 4, 2022)

Player of the Week: Luke Simkiss, Keiser (Fla.)


Luke Simkiss went 4-0 on the week and was a critical piece of two, top 25 wins and The Sun Conference Tournament title. Against No. 21 Coastal Georgia, his doubles team clinched the point, while in singles, he was first off the court for Keiser. Facing No. 17 Southeastern, his doubles team finished first ont he way to Keiser's sixth consecutive conference title.


Nominees: Marcos Salazar, Northwestern Ohio


Week 7 (April 27, 2022)

Player of the Week: Aleksa Ciric, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)


Aleksa Ciric earned NAIA National Player of the Week honors for the second time this season after helping the Blue Raiders to secure a Mid-South Conference Title. The sophomore was 3-0 at both singles and doubles and earned a win againat ITA No. 49-ranked Mattis Le Montagner of Cumberlands (Ky.) and helped to grab a critical doubles win in the match against the No. 12-ranked Patriots.


Nominees: Marcos Salazar, Northwestern Ohio; Hung-Ju Wu, Cumberlands; Jose Catala, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Daniil Klimov, William Carey (Miss.); Matthias Haim, Georgia Gwinnett; Simon Uhlen, Aquinas (Mich.); Leonardo Sprovieri, Indiana Wesleyan


Week 6 (April 20, 2022)

Player of the Week: Juan Ramirez, Xavier (La.)


Juan Ramirez won in both singles and doubles to help guide No. 5 Xavier (La.) to a win over No. 6 William Carey (Miss.). The senior upset the NAIA ITA No. 35-ranked Anton Magnusson and helped his NAIA ITA No. 2-ranked doubles team (with Santiago Perez) to a win over the NAIA ITA No. 8-ranked opponents.


Nominees: Perry Gregg, Holy Cross (Ind.); Luke Simkiss, Keiser (Fla.); Victor Dieltiens, Lourdes (Ohio); Martin Barbier, Cumberlands (Ky.); Noe Hauschildt, Tabor (Kan.); Nicolas Mougaillard, Mobile (Ala.); Juan Ramirez, Xavier (La.); Jorge Chevez,, Doane (Neb.)


Week 5 (April 13, 2022)

Player of the Week: Santiago Perez, Xavier (La.)


Santiago Perez went 3-0 in singles this week, earning wins over one NAIA Top 25 institution and two NCAA DI schools. The senior has earned the Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Week four times this season, the most in one season by an RRAC individual in the sport in the last nine years.


Nominees: Michael Cech, Bethel (Kan.); Oscar Mola, Middle Georgia State; Mattis Le Montagner, Cumberlands (Ky.); Jorge Chevez,, Doane (Neb.); Mihailo Radosavljevic, Union (Ky.); James McIlwraith, Evangel (Mo.); Marcos Castares, Montreat (N.C.); Martin Stanchev, Northwestern Ohio; Jeremias Rocco, Indiana Wesleyan


Week 4 (April 6, 2022)

Player of the Week: Simon Campos, Union (Ky.)


Simon Campos won all of his singles and doubles matches of the week while helping to guide No. 10-ranked Union to a pair of Top 25 wins last week.


Nominees: Bryce Ware, Kansas Wesleyan; Valentin Ortiz, Pikeville (Ky.); Miguel Abete, Midland (Neb.); Malik Omarkhanov, Northwestern Ohio; Vitek Subert, William Woods (Mo.); Naufal Kamaruzzaman, Middle Georgia State; Denilson Martinez, Montreat (N.C.); Alessandro Tabares, St. Thomas (Fla.); Martin Carrizo, Indiana Wesleyan


Week 3 (March 30, 2022)

Player of the Week: Aleksa Ciric, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)


Aleksa Ciric went 6-0 on the week, playing at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles for the Blue Raiders. The sophomore recorded straight set victories in singles in each match, including wins over No. 16 Cumberland (Tenn.) and RV Marian (Ind.)


Nominees: Daniel Harkin, Kansas Wesleyan; Jacob Grosz, Evangel (Mo.); Megh Patel, Xavier (La.); Tom Gangov, Aquinas (Mich.); Eduardo Luzzi, Concordia (Neb.); Denilson Martinez, Montreat (N.C.); Naufal Kamaruzzaman, Middle Georgia State; Perry Gregg, Holy Cross (Ind.)


Week 2 (March 23, 2022)

Player of the Week: Jan Silhavy, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)


Jan Silhavy went 6-0 last week and snagged a win over a top-30 ITA-ranked opponent. Silhavy also helped to lead the Blue Raiders to a win over No. 13-ranked CUmberland (Ky.)


Nominees: Daniil Klimov, William Carey (Miss.); Sergio Conde, Northwestern Ohio; Denilson Martinez, Montreat (N.C.); Milan Bucek, Bethel (Kan.); Jan Silhavy, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Federico Barbon, Southeastern (Fla.); Jorge Chevez,, Doane (Neb.); James McIlwraith, Evangel (Mo.); Santiago Perez, Xavier (La.)


Week 1 (March 16, 2022)

Player of the Week: Valentino Caratini, Georgia Gwinnett College


Valentino Caratini went 7-1 overall and 4-0 in singles this week for the undefeated Grizzlies. In the process, he became the Georgia Gwinnett All-Time singles wins leader and recorded his 200th overall victory.


Nominees: Caleb Harris, IU Southeast (Ind.); Alejandro Oviedo, Texas A&M - Texarkana; Iskandar Karimov, William Carey (Miss.); Gerhard Swart , Union (Ky.); Facundo Paredes, Grace (Ind.); Daniel Alfaro, Cornerstone (Mich.); Martin Barbier, Cumberlands (Ky.); Alessandro Tabares, St. Thomas (Fla.); Sanskar Choubey, Judson (Ill.)



2022 Composite Winners 

Week 1 (March 16): Valentino Caratini, Georgia Gwinnett College
Week 2 (March 23): Jan Silhavy, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 3 (March 30): Aleksa Ciric, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 4 (April 6): Simon Campos, Union (Ky.)
Week 5 (April 13): Santiago Perez, Xavier (La.)
Week 6 (April 20): Juan Ramirez, Xavier (La.)
Week 7 (April 27): Aleksa Ciric, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 8 (May 4): Luke Simkiss, Keiser (Fla.)

Championship Information

NAIA Men's Tennis Championships


May 14 - 18, 2024
Mobile Tennis Center
Mobile, Ala.