Jarrod Epkey Wins MAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 4/26/2006

April 26, 2006

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MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Jarrod Epkey - Ball State
Sophomore - Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove HS
Epkey was an integral part of the Cardinals claiming their 19th Mid-American Conference regular season title after going 1-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles against Northern Illinois Saturday. Epkey helped the Cardinals earn the doubles point after teaming with his brother, Tony, for an 8-4 win at the No. 2 position over NIU's David Katz and Jimmy Chu. The successful twosome improved its record to 11-4 from the No. 2 slot this season. Epkey also garnered a straight-set 6-4, 7-5 victory over Diego Zagarra-Ballon at the No. 5 singles position.

ADDITIONAL NOMINEES

Nikesh Sing Panthlia - Buffalo
Sophomore - George Town, Malaysia/BMK Penang Free
Singh Panthlia needed a super-tiebreaker to defeat Binghamton's Brian O'Connor in three sets. Singh Panthlia won the opening set, 6-3, but fell in the second set, 6-4, before winning the 10-point breaker, 11-9.

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
Apr. 4 - Matt Baccarani, Ball State
Apr. 11 - Jared Miller, Toledo
Apr. 18 - Tony Epkey, Ball State
Apr. 25 - Jarrod Epkey, Ball State