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Alvarez Earns First KCAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week Honor


By: Sterling College Athletics


WICHITA, Kan. – Milan Bucek of Bethel College and Ana Alvarez of Sterling College have earned the KCAC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Player of the Week honors, respectively, the conference office announced Monday. The two student-athletes were selected for their performances from March 13-19 by a vote of conference sports information directors. All KCAC Player of the Week honors are presented by Equity Bank.

Milan Bucek – Bethel College

Jr. | Pelhrimov, Czech Republic

Overall: 3-2
Week: 1-0


Opponent (W-L rec)Singles PositionDoubles PositionTeam ResultH/A/NSingles Opponent
(Ranking & Result)
Doubles Opponent
(Partner, Ranking & Result)
Doane (4-10)12W 5-2HJorge Chavez, W, 6-3, 6-4Partner: Tomas Quercia

Opponent: Purizaca/Gutierrez

Result: W 6-4


Bucek beat the No. 11 singles player in the region in Chavez in two straight. He continues his hot streak to begin the season as he is yet to lose in singles or doubles. This is the fourth time this year that Bucek has been named the KCAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week.



Ana Paola Alvarez Diaz – Sterling College

Fr. | Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Overall: 2-3
Week: 1-1


Opponent (W-L rec)Singles PositionDoubles PositionTeam ResultH/A/NSingles Opponent
(Ranking & Result)
Doubles Opponent
(Partner, Ranking & Result)
Hendrix College21L 7-2AAvery Stephens, W, 6-3, 6-4Partner: Camila Castro

Opponents: McReady/Christensen

Result: W 8-2

University of the Ozarks21W 7-2ALea Terrell, W, 6-3, 6-3Partner: Camila Castro

Opponents: Nelligan/Hatridge

Result: W, 8-6


Alvarez was a bright spot in two matches this week for the Warriors. She won both of her singles and doubles matches, scoring four points for Sterling in two matches.



Previous Winners:

  • Week 1 (Sept. 19): Milan Bucek, Bethel (Men) | Tara Stewart, Tabor (Women)
  • Week 1 (Sept. 26): Michael Beltran, McPherson (Men) | Daniela Herrera, Bethel (Women)
  • Week 3 (Oct. 3): Milan Bucek, Bethel (Men) | Daniela Herrera, Bethel (Women)
  • Week 4 (Feb. 28): Santiago Tartaglia, Ottawa (Men) | Isidora Hrnjak, Ottawa (Women)
  • Week 5 (March 8): Milan Bucek, Bethel (Men) | Fatima Nemi, Bethel (Women)
  • Week 6 (March 13): Michael Beltran, McPherson (Men) | Camila Sanchez, McPherson (Women)