The American Rivers Conference has announced the Luther College senior Grant Morton (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) has been named the league's Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Morton posted a record of 4-0 and was crowned the champion of the A-Singles draw of the A-R-C Individual Tournament held at Byrnes Park Tennis Center, Waterloo, Iowa.
Seeded No. 3, Morton defeated Kevin Blomquist of Loras College (6-2, 6-0) in the opening round. In the quarterfinals he won a hard fought three-set match over Jose Mancilla of Dubuque (5-7, 7-6 (7-2), 10-8). He advanced to the championship match thanks to a victory over teammate Nyathi Motlojoa (6-1, 1-6, 10-8). In the championship match he face teammate Cole Schneider and won the title in three sets (6-2, 4-6, 10-6).
Morton teamed with Brook Norwood in the A-Doubles flight, where the duo finished fourth.