BROOKLYN, NY – Pratt Institute’s Ben Erickson was named the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
Erickson, a freshman from Minneapolis, MN, received the weekly honor after posting a perfect 4-0 record as Pratt split their weekend slate, defeating Webb Institute before falling to Culinary.
Paired with junior Rongxin Zhang in No. 1 doubles, Erickson compiled a perfect 2-0 in double play over the weekend, defeating tandems from both Webb and Culinary by the scores of 8-1 and 8-4 respectively.
As Pratt’s No. 1 singles player, Erickson defeated Webb’s Duane Lee, the reigning HVIAC Player of the Week, by a score of 10-9 and Culinary’s Jeremy Sawyer by a final of 10-7.
This was the first Rookie of the Week honors for Erickson.