MACOMB, Ill. - Western Illinois men's tennis student-athlete Mitch Granger has been named Papa Johns Scholar-Athlete of the Week for his accomplishments on the court and in the classroom.
The sophomore had an impressive outing over the weekend in the Valparaiso Invitational. He made it all the way to the singles final of his respective flight before falling in a tight one 6-3, 3-6, 10-1. In the first-round of the tournament, Granger was trailing 6-3, 4-0 early on, but battled back to an impressive victory, 3-6, 7-6, 12-10.
In the first tournament of the year in early September, Granger had another impressive comeback, winning five straight points to take home the No. 5 singles title at the Western Illinois Art Peterson Invitational.
Off the court, the Grayslake, Illinois native is majoring in Journalism and holds a 3.926 cumulative GPA.
2012-13 Papa John's Scholar-Athlete of the Week Award Winners
August 27 - Sarah Hall (Women's Soccer)
September 3 - Samantha Fournier (Volleyball)
September 10 - Pat Smith (Football)
September 17 - Zach Wiedeman (Cross Country)
September 24 - Ann Miller (Volleyball)
October 1 - Mitch Granger (Men's Tennis)