Ball State's Ryan Baxter is MAC Pepsi Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 3/29/2000
Ryan Baxter Sr. Ball State
Hometown: Durban, South Africa

Baxter was 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles this week. He won at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles against 50th ranked Louisville in a 5-2 loss. Baxter also won those same slots in a 7-0 conference triumph over Northern Illinois. Baxter recorded singles wins of 6-1, 6-0 versus Louisville's Turtko Kujundzic and 6-2, 6-1 versus Northern Illinois' Brent Starski. Baxter is 22-8 overall in singles and 15-6 in doubles. He did not play last week against Buffalo due to a shoulder injury.

Other Notable Performances
Bowling Green's Micael Lopez-Alevedo (Fr., Guatnabo, Puerto Rico) went 6-0 on the weekend, winning three singles and three doubles matches. In the MAC opener at Buffalo, he won at No. 3 singles and at the second doubles flight. Alevedo won at No. 4 singles and No. 6 singles in non-conference action versus Denison and Robert Morris. He also captured wins at the third doubles flight against Denison and the second flight versus RMC. Alevedo has a team-best 17-6 singles record and is 17-13 in doubles.

Buffalo's Fery Kasiman (Fr., Jakarta, Indonesia) picked up wins in matches versus Toledo and Ball State. Kasiman, the Bulls' No. 2 player, joined the team in the second semester and is currently 10-4 in singles play.


  • Ball State is ranked 49th in the nation in the latest Collegiate Tennis rankings.

    Coming Up This Week

    Wednesday, March 29
    BGSU @ Louisville
    N. Illinois @ Marquette

    Friday, March 31
    BGSU vs. Rice @ Columbus
    Toledo vs. Rice @ Columbus
    N. Illinois @ W. Michigan*
    E. Michigan @ Butler

    Saturday, April 1
    Dayton @ BGSU
    E. Michigan @ Ball State*

    Results From Last Week

    Wednesday, March 22
    Louisville 5, @Ball State 2

    Saturday, March 25
    Ball State 7, @N. Illinois 0*
    @BGSU 7, Buffalo 0
    @BGSU 7, Denison 0
    @Toledo 6, Buffalo 1

    Sunday, March 26
    @Ball State 6, Buffalo 1*
    @BGSU 7, Robert Morris 0
    @N. Illinois 6, E. Michigan 1*

    * MAC matches