Penn State's Bourchier Earns Men's Tennis Weekly Honors

March 15, 2011

Big Ten Men's Tennis Weekly Release

Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Eddie Bourchier, Penn State
Sr. - Hobart, Australia - Open Learning Network Tasmania

Penn State's Eddie Bourchier helped the No. 70 Nittany Lions to two wins over the weekend en route to the second Big Ten Athlete of the Week award of his career. Bourchier picked up two wins against Navy, teaming with Russell Bader at No. 1 doubles to defeat Owen Bullard and Nick Birger, 8-5, before earning a 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 2 singles against Marcus Rebersak in Penn State's 6-1 victory. He followed with two more wins against Villanova, again pairing with Bader for an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles over Trenton Alenik and Thomas O'Brien before winning a 7-5, 6-3 contest against David Shaheen at No. 1 singles. The senior's performance helped the Nittany Lions to a 6-1 win over the Wildcats. Bourchier also competed at No. 1 singles and doubles in Penn State's narrow 4-3 loss to South Florida.

Last Penn State Athlete of the Week: Eddie Bourchier (April 27, 2010)

2011 Big Ten Men's Tennis Athletes of the Week
Jan. 11: Evan King, So., MICH
Jan. 18: Johnny Hamui, Sr., ILL
Jan. 25: Josh MacTaggart, So., IND
Feb. 1: Dennis Nevolo, Jr., ILL
Feb. 8: Chase Buchanan, Jr., OSU
Feb. 15: Dennis Nevolo, Jr., ILL
Feb. 22: Chase Buchanan, Jr., OSU
March 1: Evan King, So., MICH
March 8: Johnny Hamui, Sr., ILL
March 15: Eddie Bourchier, Sr., PSU