Hatfield, MA — For the week ending 1/10/2016, Bowdoin’s Alexa Horwitz and Middlebury’s Ben Krant have been named the women’s and men’s [hpow].
A [hpow] should have a significant impact on his or her team’s performance during the prior week and demonstrate sportsmanship. Coaches and Sports Information Directors may nominate players.
Alexa Horwitz (Bowdoin College): Bowdoin hosted St. Lawrence last Friday. With Bowdoin trailing 3-4 in the team match, first-year player Alexa Horwitz faced St. Lawrence’s Zoe Kagan at the match at the #3 position. Horwitz won a five-game match (6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 7-11, and 11-8) to tie the team match. Bowdoin won the final match to defeat St. Lawrence, 5-4, and defend their home courts.
Ben Krant (Middlebury College): At the Maine Round Robin, 18th-ranked Middlebury faced 17th-ranked Bates. With the two teams tied at four matches apiece, Middlebury junior Ben Krant took on Bates freshman McLeod Abbot at the #7 position. After losing the first game 6-11, Krant won the final three games to win his individual match (6-11, 11-4, 11-4, and 11-1) and propel the Panthers to a 5-4 victory.