MELBOURNE, Fla. - Florida Southern College men's tennis junior Erik Nordblom has been named the Sunshine State Conference men's tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday. The honor is Nordblom's first for this season and his career.
Nordblom went undefeated in doubles and singles last week as the Moccasins stunned the Saints of No. 7 Flagler in a 5-2 victory. The junior transfer from Sweden made a huge impact in his first game as a Moc by partnering with Andres Cabezas in the No. 1 doubles flight to defeat the Carvalho brothers, 6-1, to clinch the doubles point for the Mocs.
Nordblom also won 6-4, 6-1 against Rodrigo Cavalho in the No. 2 singles flight to help ensure a 5-2 upset win for Florida Southern over Flagler. The No. 7 Saints are the second-highest ranked opponent that the Moccasin tennis program has ever defeated.
The Moccasins are back in action on Feb. 21 when they host Bates at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center.