Dong, Gottlieb named Navigant Athletes of the Week

Dong, Gottlieb named Navigant Athletes of the Week

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University men’s tennis sophomore Wilson Dong (Bradenton, Fla.) and women’s tennis junior Aleksi Gottlieb (Plantation, Fla.) have been selected as the Navigant Credit Union Athletes of the Week.

Dong was named Northeast Conference Tournament MVP as he helped Bryant to its sixth-straight NEC title Saturday in New Jersey. The sophomore earned a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 2 singles in Friday’s 4-0 semifinal win over Mount St. Mary’s and followed that performance with another 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 2 in Saturday’s 4-0 championship victory over Wagner. Dong earned the clinching point for the second consecutive season.

Gottlieb was 4-0 at the NEC Championship with two victories at No. 5 singles while teaming up with Megan Tan for a pair of wins at No. 2 doubles. Gottlieb and Tan earned a 6-3 doubles win in Thursday’s quarterfinal victory over Wagner before earning a singles point by a score of 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). The tandem of Gottlieb and Tan helped Bryant to the doubles point in Friday’s semifinal against Fairleigh Dickinson and added a singles victory at No. 5 (3-6, 6-4, 6-2).