NORCROSS, Ga. ----- For the second time this season, Auburn Montgomery men's tennis sophomore standout Nicolas Pinones-Haltenhoff has been selected the Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league recently announced.
Pinones-Haltenhoff also garnered the weekly award for the week of Feb. 11-17, when he helped the Warhawks to a victory over defending NCAA Division III national champions Emory. He joins senior teammate Tim Hewitt as two-time selections in 2013.
Last week, Pinones-Haltenhoff posted a 5-1 combined singles and doubles record, all against top-10 teams of NCAA Division II, Lynn, Barry and Rollins.
He recorded two singles victories, each coming at the top flight, including a 7-5, 6-2, win against D-II's No. 4 Willi Wolfer of Lynn University. His lone singles loss came at the hands of the seventh-ranked player in Division II.
In doubles, he teamed with Miguel Grifol to win all three matches. He and Grifol are currently 10-0 on the season as a doubles tandem.
Pinones-Haltenhoff and the Warhawks will return to action on Friday, March 22, when they travel to Lebanon, Tenn., to challenge No. 11 Cumberland University. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m.