Oct 03, 2017

Spencer Watanabe Tabbed NWC Student Athlete of the Week

A Winning Tradition

  • One NWC Player of the Year (Spencer Watanabe, 2017-18)
  • Six Northwest Conference Tournament Appearances (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Three All-Americans
  • 33 All-NWC Athletes

NEWBERG, Ore. --- After earning his third All-American honor from the 2017 ITA Regional Championships, Spencer Watanabe was named Northwest Conference Men's Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week.

Watanabe, a senior from Duvall, Washington, finished his final time at the 2017 ITA Regional Championships with his second consecutive singles title. He entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed and quickly started making his way up to the top. He finished the weekend 6-0 in singles action, winning five of those matches in two sets. The championship match was set against a familiar face in Bruin freshman William Leach.

He will now head to Rome, Georgia, to compete at the ITA Oracle Cup National Championship from Oct. 11-15.