GREENSBORO, N.C. –UNCG men’s tennis senior Ahmet Sarioglu (Ankera, Turkey (METU Development Foundation) has been named this week’s Blue Chip Performer sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. This is the second year that BCBSNC has sponsored the Blue Chip Performer award, which is chosen weekly from all sports in season and runs throughout the 2013-14 UNCG Athletics season.
Sarioglu helped UNCG go 2-0 on the weekend with back-to-back shut out victories against North Carolina Central (7-0) and USC Upstate (7-0). Sarioglu went a perfect 2-0 in both singles and doubles.
In the first match against North Carolina Central, Sarioglu was able to defeat Daniil Gerasimov in a three set thriller, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3) at No. 1 singles. In doubles, Sarioglu and teammate Daniel Mack (Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland) won easily at No. 2 doubles over Tamina Kienka/S. Charles-Donatien, 6-2.
In the second match against USC Upstate, Sarioglu won in straight sets at No. 1 singles against Ramon Simonetti, 6-3, 6-1. In doubles Sarioglu and Mack won a tiebreaker to clinch the doubles point against Gonzalo Bianco/Yvon Haessig, 6-5 (7-2) at No. 2 doubles.
Sarioglu and the Spartans return to action this weekend traveling to Atlata, Ga. to face Georgia State and Tennessee Tech.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina Blue Chip Performer Weekly Winners
Sept. 9 – David Reittinger men’s soccer.
Sept. 16 – Shaina Sumney, women's cross country
Sept. 23 – Olivia Humphries, volleyball
Sept. 30 – Katherine Rodriguez, women's soccer
Oct. 7 – Chesney White, women's soccer
Oct. 14 – Carter Jenkins, men's golf
Oct. 21 – Lydia Saina, women’s cross country
Oct. 28 – Dustin Gamradt, men’s soccer
Nov. 4 – Paul Chelimo, men’s cross country
Nov. 11 – Kyle Cain, men’s basketball
Nov. 18 – Paul Chelimo, men’s cross country
Nov. 25 – Janae' Stevenson, women’s basketball
Dec. 2 – Janae' Stevenson, women’s basketball
Dec. 9 – Lucy Mason, women’s basketball
Dec. 16 – Kayel Locke, men’s basketball
Dec. 30 – Kyle Cain, men’s basketball
Jan. 6 - Lucy Mason, women's basketball
Jan. 13 – Nicholas Paulos, men’s basketball
Jan. 20 – Nicholas Paulos, men’s basketball
Jan. 27 – Tevon Saddler, men’s basketball
Feb. 3 – Jordan Potts, men’s basketball
Feb. 10 - Ahmet Sarioglu, men's tennis