Bowling Green's Vitek Wild Named MAC Pepsi Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 4/26/2000
Vitek Wild
So.
Bowling Green
Hometown: 21-11, 4-1 MAC
Prague, Czech Republic

Vitek Wild went 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles as the Falcons tied Ball State and Western Michigan as MAC champions. BGSU defeated Eastern Michigan, 7-0, and Toledo, 6-1 to gain a share of the league title for the first time since 1964. Wild lost just three games en route to a win over EMU's Jake Stricker at No. 2 singles, and dropped just four games in a win over Toledo's Jorge Morales at No. 1 singles. Wild teamed with Brandon Gabel for two wins at the No. 1 doubles flight.

Notes

  • With Bowling Green's wins over Eastern Michigan and Toledo, and Western Michigan's triumph over Ball State last week, there was a three-way tie for the 2000 MAC regular season title. In a drawing conducted Monday afternoon, Western Michigan received the No. 1 seed, Bowling Green No. 2 and Ball State No. 3.

  • Ball State was ranked 49th in the nation in last week's WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis rankings and Western Michigan was ranked No. 72. Ball State's No. 1 doubles team of Ryan Baxter and Jason Pressel were ranked 37th nationally.

  • This week's MAC Player of the Week, Bowling Green's Vitek Wild, a sophomore, improved his career mark in MAC regular season singles matches to 11-1. His only loss came this year against Ball State's Ryan Baxter.

    
    2000 MAC TEAM STANDINGS
    
    Team			MAC	Overall
    Ball State		5-1	.833	15-8	.652
    Bowling Green		5-1	.833	15-7	.682
    Western Michigan	5-1	.833	13-8	.619
    Toledo			3-3	.500	8-12	.400
    Northern Illinois	2-4	.333	7-14	.333
    Eastern Michigan	1-5	.167	8-15	.348
    Buffalo			0-6	.000	8-13	.381
    
    This Week's Schedule
    
    MAC Championship at Toledo, Ohio
    
    Thursday, April 27
    Match 1: #4 Toledo vs. #5 Northern Illinois, 9 a.m.
    Match 2: #2 Bowling Green vs. #7 Buffalo, 9 a.m.
    Match 3: #3 Ball State vs. #6 Eastern Michigan	
    
    Friday, April 28
    Match 4: #1 Western Michigan vs. Match #1 Winner, 9 a.m.
    Match 5: Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 3, 1 p.m. 
    
    Saturday, April 29
    Match 6: Winner Match 4 vs. Winner Match 5
    
    Last Week's Results 
    
    Thursday April 20
    @ Toledo 7, E. Michigan 0
    
    Friday, April 21
    Bowling Green 7, @ E. Mich. 0 *
    
    Saturday, April 22
    @ W. Michigan 4, Ball State 3*
    Bowling Green 6, @ Toledo 1*
    
    * MAC matches