Pitzer College Student Jacob Yasgoor ’17 Wins West Region Player of the Week

Jacob Yasgoor '17Claremont, Calif. (March 12, 2015)—Pitzer student Jacob Yasgoor ’17 was named the West Region Player of the Week by Division3tennis.com. The honor came after Sagehens Men’s Tennis racked up a 4-0 week, which included a pair of narrow 5-4 wins over nationally ranked foes, helping the Sagehens jump from No. 15 to No. 9 in the latest poll from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Yasgoor won in doubles in a 5-4 win over then-No. 15 Mary Washington on March 1, after a 7-5, 7-5 win at No. 1 singles earlier in the day against Christopher Newport, and then earned a pivotal singles/doubles sweep in a key 5-4 win over No. 11 Carnegie Mellon on March 8.

His effort against Carnegie Mellon included a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles against Christian Heaney-Secord, a returning All-American who reached the Round of 16 in the NCAA Division III singles championships last year. He also combined with Jonathan Kim ’16 for an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles, and the Sagehens would need both wins on its way to a 5-4 victory.

After the award was announced, Yasgoor pulled off the singles/doubles sweep again in another 5-4 win over a ranked team, as the Sagehens edged current No. 10 Bowdoin 5-4 on Wednesday. Yasgoor held serve for an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles to complete a 3-0 sweep, and then cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles for the Sagehens’ fourth point of the match.

Yasgoor and the Sagehens will try to continue their strong play of late at the Stag-Hen Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Sagehens will open with No. 12 Case Western on Friday at 10 a.m. and then face either No. 6 Trinity or No. 15 Whitman on Friday afternoon. After co-hosting the Stag-Hen, the Sagehens will then play No. 1 Amherst on Monday at 10 a.m.

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