Rick Parker, USU Staff Photographer

Utah State junior Duro Opacic has been named the Mountain West Men's Tennis Player of the Week for matches played through Tuesday, Feb_._ 19, as announced by the league offices.

Overall, it is the first time this season and the first time in his career that Opacic has earned MW Player of the Week honors.

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Opacic, a native of Belgrade, Serbia posted a combined 7-1 record last weekend as Utah State went 3-1 with a 7-0 neutral-court win against Grand View, a 5-2 loss at Drake, a 4-1 neutral-court win against Indiana and a 4-2 neutral-court win against UC Santa Barbara. Against Grand View, Opacic posted a straight-set win at No. 6 singles (6-0, 6-0) and teamed up with freshman Daniel Bushamuka in doubles play for a 6-0 win at the No. 3 spot. Against the Hoosiers, Opacic notched a straight-set win at No. 6 singles (6-1, 6-4) and teamed up with sophomore Felipe Acosta for a 6-4 win at the third doubles position. Against the Bulldogs, Opacic tallied a three-set win in singles at the No. 5 spot (4-6, 7-6, 1-0 [12-10]). And, against the Gauchos, Opacic earned another three-set win at the No. 6 spot (4-6, 6-3, 6-4) in singles and teamed with Acosta for a 7-6 win at the No. 3 spot at doubles.

Utah State (9-4) is back in action next week as they will host Denver (5-2) on Friday, March 1, at 2 p.m., at the Sports Academy & Racquet Club.