ROCK HILL, SC- Winthrop freshman Michael Chen (Johnson City, Tennessee) captured the Big South Freshman of the Week award this week following his victory against Gardner-Webb.
The honor marks Chen’s first Freshman of the Week nod this season. Chen dropped Brendan Dempsey in straight sets at the No. 6 position, 7-6, 6-4, helping lead the Eagles to a 6-1 win over Gardner-Webb. Having won four out of his last six singles matches, this victory pushes Chen’s overall singles record to 6-6 on the season.
Chen will look to break his .500 record this coming Friday, April 5th at 2 p.m. when the Eagles hit the road to take on conference-leading Coastal Carolina.