March 28, 2006
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MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brady Crosby - Western Michigan
Junior - Livonia, Mich./Stevenson
Brady Crosby went 6-0 as Western Michigan finished fifth in the 16-team field at the Boise State Red Lion Invitational. Crosby went 4-0 in singles with wins at two singles against Idaho State, No. 48 Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas-Arlington and a win at three singles against Central Florida. Crosby teamed with Bryan Norville to win at one doubles against Louisiana-Lafayette and Tim Bradshaw to win at one doubles against Central Florida. With his six wins, Crosby moved up to 22nd on the WMU all-time list with 140 victories.
Patrick Thompson - Ball State
Senior - Medina, Ohio/Medina
Thompson was the lone Cardinal to win all four of his singles matches at the prestigious 16-team Boise State Invitational over the weekend. Thompson captured triumphs over foes from Lewis-Clark State, Central Florida, Lousisana-Lafayette and South Alabama. His most impressive win was a come-from-behind win over No. 34 South Alabama's Marek Sramke 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Mike Rockman - Buffalo
Junior - Toronto, Ontario/Thornlea
Singh Panthlia went 3-0 in singles play and 1-1 in doubles action during UB's three matches at Hilton Head, SC. Playing second singles, he won vs. Dayton and Bloomsburg. He moved up to first singles against Denison for another win.
Brian Livingston - Northern Illinois
Freshman - Skokie, Ill./Niles North
Livingston chalked up a 6-1, 7-6 victory at the No. 1 singles slot against IPFW ace Nabil Mourad Fiho in addition to teaming up with Alex Friesen for an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles against the Mastadon duo of Fiho and Carlos Gonzalez.
Jared Miller - Toledo
Freshman - Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg
Miller compiled a 4-0 record against opposition from Dayton and Cleveland State. He played at No. 3 singles vs. UD and moved up to No. 2 singles vs. CSU, as well as No. 3 doubles.
This Year's Honorees
Jan. 17 - Matt Baccarani, Ball State
Jan. 24 - Tim Bradshaw, Western Michigan
Jan. 31 - Mohammed Al Nabhani, Toledo
Feb. 7 - Jose Orozco, Western Michigan
Feb. 15 - Hermann Kuschke, IPFW
Feb. 21 - Tim Bradshaw, Western Michigan and Patrick Thompson, Ball State
Feb. 28 - Jeff French, Western Michigan
Mar. 8 - Alex Birchmeier, Western Michigan
Mar. 15 - Joe Epkey, Ball State
Mar. 22 - Nikesh Singh Panthlia, Buffalo
Mar. 28 - Brady Crosby, Western Michigan