Martinez Blanco And Perkins Named Athletes Of The Week

Nick Perkins and Chantal Martinez Blanco

February 18, 2019

Chantal Martinez Blanco          

Buffalo senior Chantal Martinez Blanco won all four of her matches this past weekend as the Bulls went a perfect 2-0. Joining teammate Nikoleta Antoniou-Karademitrou at first doubles they won their opening match against Mercyhurst, 6-3, and then at first singles she dropped just three games in a 6-1, 6-2 win over the Lakers.  On Sunday, they came away with a 7-5 win at first doubles against Quinnipiac and then in singles, Martinez Blanco overcame a first-set loss in a tiebreaker, dropping just three games over the final two sets in a 6-7 (6), 6-1, 6-2 victory.

Nick Perkins              

Senior Nick Perkins helped lead the Bulls to a pair of road victories this past week as he averaged 17.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.  Perkins tied his career high with 26 points in a come from behind road win at Toledo on Friday, just the second time in the last 10 games that Toledo has suffered a defeat. Perkins tied his career best with four triples against the Rockets, all coming in the second half.  He also added 10 rebounds for the double-double. In the game against Toledo, Perkins played in his 128th career game, tying the school record for games played in a career.