Avila wins NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week honor

GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Jose Avila was named the NCCAA Men's Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week by the national office.

He had a 6-0 and 6-1 win in the No. 1 singles' match at Bluefield (Va.) College last Tuesday to run his singles' record to 2-0 this season. He also teamed with Patrick Jones (Bluff City, Tenn.) for the No. 1 doubles' point at Bluefield thanks to an 8-1 decision. King went onto win 8-1 at Bluefield to run the Tornado's 2010 record to 2-0.

Avila, a native of Cuernavaca, Mexico, becomes the second straight Tornado Tennis player to win the weekly award from the NCCAA as Jones won the honor last week.

King will be a part of the Mars Hill (N.C.) Fall Invitational Saturday.