Babson Park, Mass. – Clark University freshman Josh Burger (Fairfield, Conn.) has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's tennis singles player of the week it was announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
Burger becomes the fifth consecutive Cougar to win the weekly award joining teammates Diego Angel (Lima, Peru), Dan Paradee (Gardiner, Maine), Joel Simonson (Waterford, Conn.) and Dan Stein (Newton, Mass.).
The first-year is coming off of an exceptional week for the Cougars, going 4-0 in singles play during Clark's 3-1 week.
On Monday in Clark's 8-1 win over Gordon, he won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 and then on Wednesday in the Cougars' narrow 5-3 loss to MIT, he won a thrilling three set match over Avi Walden, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4.
In Thursday's 9-0 win over MCLA and playing at No. 2 for just the second time in his career, he rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 win.
Finally on Saturday, he helped the Cougars knock off Wheaton for the first time in program history with his 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 3 over the Lyons' Sam Jackson.
So far in his career, he is 10-2 in singles matches with his lone losses coming as a three-set marathon against Division II Stonehill College's Aaron Bergeron and a two set defeat to Division I Holy Cross' Chris Brosnan.
Burger and the rest of his teammates, who are 11-2 overall this season and 2-1 in league play, will return to action on Wednesday with a home contest against Johnson & Wales.