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March 14, 2013

Palmer named CCIW "Player of Week"

Sophomore Lawrence Palmer went 3-1 in his matches this past weekend, earning him the honor of "Player of the Week" in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

Augustana sophomore Lawrence Palmer (Schiller International School, El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) has been selected as the "Player of the Week" in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin in men's tennis, it was announced today. Palmer compiled a record of 3-1 for the Vikings this past weekend.

  Two of Palmer's three victories came from singles play. While playing at number one singles, Palmer defeated Grinnell's Elliott Czarnecki (1-6, 6-3, 6-3) and then moved past Nebraska Wesleyan's Zach Hicks (6-2, 6-0).  

Palmer had more success during his doubles play, finishing with a record of 1-1 during this past week. While teaming up with Andy Wall (Notre Dame Academy, De Pere, Wis.) in the number one doubles spot, they were able to defeat Nebraska Wesleyan (8-3).  The loss came against 13th ranked Grinnell (1-8).  Palmer joins Wall as the second member of the Men's tennis team to be named with this honor this year.  Wall was also named CCIW "Player of the Week" on February 6.

Palmer is currently 10-7 in singles play on the season and 7-3 during doubles play. While teaming up with Wall, Palmer has a record of 7-5 for the season.  He has won seven of his past 10 contests and is perfect in his last four singles matches. This is the first time in his career that Palmer has been selected as the "Player of the Week" in the CCIW.

Palmer came onto the scene last year as a freshman finishing with a record of 9-11 during singles play and a record of 12-11 during doubles action. All but one of his double matches came with his brother Will Palmer (Schiller International School, Leicester, England).  Together the two compiled a winning record of 12-10.

Lawrence is a Multimedia Journalism Mass Communications major.