Whitman Athlete of the Week: Dan Wilson

Andy Jobanek

Each week the sports staff will pick one Whitman athlete that performed exceptionally in the previous weekend’s games. The distinction will be judged both on the individual’s performance and their impact on the team.

Credit: Kim
Credit: Kim

With the conference No. 1 seed already wrapped up the week before, the Whitman men’s tennis team had little riding on their match against Pacific Lutheran University last weekend. However, since the last five conference titles have come from either of the two schools, a lot outside of seeding fueled the match.

In the end, Whitman beat their primary rivals for the second time this season, 7-2. Junior Dan Wilson keyed Whitman’s victory with an early win at No. 1 doubles along with junior teammate Nadeem Kassam. The pair have not lost a match all season and their victory against PLU began a Whitman sweep of doubles.

Wilson also won his match at No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-4, giving Whitman a 4-1 lead at the time. Junior Jake Cappel clinched the match for Whitman immediately after.