The American Rivers Conference has announced that Luther College sophomore Ryan Ortega (Winona, Minn./Cotter) has been named the league's tennis player of the week for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. This is the first time he has been so honored.
Ortega helped lead Luther to a 6-3 victory over St. John's University (MN) on Saturday, Feb. 23. This non-conference match was played at the Owatonna Tennis Center, Owatonna, Minn.
Ortega with teammate senior Jake Smith (Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn) posted Luther's lone win in doubles, defeating Jess Hansen and Hunter Krebsbach (8-4) at No. 3.
At No. 6 singles Ortega picked up a (6-3, 7-5) win over Jared Swoboda. Ortega’s singles match victory secured the come from behind for the Norse.