NAIA
NAIA
Men's Tennis - Mon, Mar. 14, 2011
Photo Courtesy of Tim Downer, NKU Athletic Photographer
Photo Courtesy of Tim Downer, NKU Athletic Photographer

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Union's Pierre Vernin earned this week's Appalachian Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week award after helping the Bulldogs to a win at No. 10 Graceland (Iowa), the league announced Monday.

Union, which is ranked No. 11 in the NAIA, is only a six-match win streak and boasts an 8-3 overall record.

The Le Coteua, France, native pulled out the match-clinching win at Graceland with a three-set victory in singles play, winning 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Vernin also posted a 9-7 win in doubles with teammate Nicolas Ernst as they were down 7-5 and faced several match points to win the final four games to pull out the point.

Vernin is the 36th-ranked singles player in the NAIA according to Intercollegiate Tennis Association, while he and Ernst are the 12th-ranked doubles pair.

Union has faced numerous NCAA opponents, including three D-I schools and three D-II schools.

To view his stats on the week, click here.