OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 9, 2012) – Martin Poboril’s deep run in Oklahoma Christian’s first significant tennis event of the academic year has resulted in a national honor.
Poboril was named Tuesday as the NCCAA’s men’s tennis student-athlete of the week for his accomplishments in the U.S. Tennis Association-Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division II South Central Regional, which ended last Monday in Abilene, Texas.
The senior from Pribram, Czech Republic, won four matches and reached the semifinals of the 64-player singles bracket that featured top NCAA Division II players from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado and New Mexico.
With teammate Bruno Tiberti, Poboril also reached the title match in the 32-team doubles bracket, falling 10-6 in a super tiebreaker to a duo from Abilene Christian (Texas) after splitting the first two sets. It was the first time OC – which won the 2012 NAIA team championship in May – had played in an ITA Division II regional.
Poboril’s NCCAA national weekly award was one of three picked up by OC student-athletes on Tuesday. Tara Lewis (women’s cross country) and Anna Arrese Cortadellas (women’s golf) also were honored. Five OC student-athletes have won NCCAA honors a total of six times this fall.