Bailey’s play at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles is a large reason why Austin Peay is tied for second in the OVC standings with a 5-1 league record. The junior from Manitoba, Canada, moved into the Govs top position in late February and has excelled.
“Sean deserves this award, no question,” said head coach Malik Tabet. “He’s been playing very good tennis and the Tennessee Tech match is great example. He had to work hard and make adjustments in order to pull off the win.”
Over the past week, Bailey went 3-0 in singles, winning each match in straight sets. He opened the week with wins against Tennessee State and Jacksonville State at home. On the road at Tennessee Tech, Bailey needed an opening-set tiebreaker, but took the second set in convincing 6-2 fashion. The win was his 10thstraight.
Bailey has teamed with freshman Dimitar Ristovski at No. 1 doubles, where they went 2-1 during the week. On the season, the tandem has a 4-2 OVC mark.
This is the second time Bailey has been named the league’s player of the week.