April 23, 2002
Bowling Green's Geoff Hiscox (Jr., London, Ontario) went 5-0 to help the Falcons win three MAC matches last week to clinch the first outright league title in the history of the program. He went 2-0 at the No.1 singles and 3-0 with Joel Carney at No. 2 doubles. On Wednesday he beat Jason Pressel in straight sets, and also won in doubles, as BGSU beat BSU for this first time since 1978-79, breaking a 24-match series losing streak. He posted a doubles win versus UB Friday, as BGSU clinched a tie for the league crown. The next day, he topped Toledo's Dipesh Rao in singles and got another doubles win with Carney, as BGSU clinched the title outright. The MAC Player of the Year candidate was undefeated in both singles and doubles this season. Overall, Hiscox is 23-9 in singles and 24-10 in doubles. He has teamed with Carney for an 18-4 mark. He has moved into fifth place in the BGSU career list with a total of 139 wins in under three years as a Falcon.
Other Notable Performances
Ball State's Chris Varga Pressel (Jr., Granger, Ind.) surrendered just six games on the way to two-set victories over BGSU's Vitek Wild (6-2, 6-2) and Buffalo's Randy Rocchio (6-1, 6-1). Last week at No.2 singles Varga completed the MAC regular season with a perfect 5-0 singles record. Varga also combined with Kevin Burnett for 8-1 victory over Buffalo's No.1 doubles tandem.
Western Michigan's Christian Brattstrom (Sr., Helsingborg, Sweden) in playing his final home match ar WMU, earned in important 6-2, 6-4 win in the No.3 singles match over Erick Martinez of NIU. He helped WMU win the match 4-3 and earn the No.3 seed for the upcoming MAC tournament.