MAC Pepsi Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 4/12/2000

Steve Pillon
Junior
Western Michigan
Hometown: Port Huron, Mich.
This Week's Record: 3-0 singles, 3-0 doubles

Pillon went 3-0 in both singles and doubles as Western Michigan beat Toledo (6-1), Eastern Michigan (7-0) and Buffalo (7-0). The Broncos improved to 4-0 in the MAC. Pillon was 2-0 at No. 1 singles and added a victory at No. 2 singles. He also teamed with Ryan Tomlinson to improve to 4-0 in MAC No. 1 doubles. He has 39 victories (including tournaments) to rank third on the team in that category.

Other Notable Performances

Ball State's Jason Pressel (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio) won in singles and doubles to lead the Cardinals to a 7-0 win over Toledo. He also combined with Ryan Baxter for an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles. Pressel and Baxter are ranked 39th in the nation in doubles.

Bowling Green's Vitek Wild (So., Prague, Czech Republic) went 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles as the Falcons defeated Xavier (7-0) and Northern Illinois (5-2). Wild's wins came at No. 2 singles versus Xavier and No. 1 singles against NIU.

Northern Illinois' Nick Gryfakis (Sr., Palos Heights, Ill.) won his No. 5 singles match and teamed with Mattias Ottermark to win the No. 2 doubles match in a 5-2 loss to Bowling Green. Gryfakis won a 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 match over the Falcons' Ed Kuresman.

Toledo's Jorge Morales won the No. 1 singles match for the Rockets' only points in a 6-1 loss to Western Michigan.

Notes

Ball State is ranked 51st in the nation in the latest WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis rankings. Ryan Baxter and Jason Pressel are ranked 39th nationally in doubles.

Buffalo was forced to cancel its match with Niagara three times this spring (March 18, April 2 and April 6) due to rain, cold temperatures and heavy winds.

Bowling Green's Vitek Wild, a sophomore, has not lost a MAC singles match in his career (8-0 all-time MAC singles record).



Team			MAC		Overall
Ball State		4-0	1.000	14-6	.700
Western Michigan	4-0	1.000	12-7	.632
Bowling Green		2-0 	1.000 	12-6	.667
Northern Illinois	2-3	.400	6-13	.316
Toledo			1-2	.333	6-9	.400
Eastern Michigan	1-3	.250	8-12	.400
Buffalo			0-6	.000	8-12	.400
	


This Week's Schedule

Wednesday, April 12
Canisius @ Buffalo
Illinois-Chicago @ N. Illinois

Thursday April 13
Ball State @ Bowling Green *

Saturday, April 15
Western Michigan @ Bowling Green *
Toledo @ N. Illinois *
Wright State @ E. Michigan

Last Week's Results 

Thursday, April 6
N. Illinois @ DePaul 
(cancelled due to bad weather)

Friday, April 7
@ Ball State 7,  Toledo 0 *
W. Michigan 7, @ Buffalo 0 *
@ Bowling Green 7, Xavier 0

Saturday, April 8
W. Michigan 7, @ E. Michigan 0  *

Sunday, April 9
Bowling Green 5, @ N. Illinois 2 *
W. Michigan 6, @ Toledo 1 *


MAC matches

Singles Records

No. 1 Singles			MAC	Overall
Ryan Baxter (BSU)		3-0	24-8
Vitek Wild (BG)			1-0	18-10
Budi Susanto (UB)		0-6	13-13
Jason Yve (EMU)			1-1	15-14
Brent Sitarski (NIU)		2-3	4-10
Mattias Ottermark (NIU)		0-0	0-3
Mattias Ardfelt (NIU)		0-0	2-0
Jorge Morales (UT)		1-1	3-7
Gernot Kerschbaumer (UT)	1-0	3-1
Fernando Garcia (WMU)		1-1	8-9
Steve Pillon (WMU)		2-0	2-1
	
No. 2 Singles			MAC	Overall
Jason Pressel (BSU)		3-0	19-10
Nicolas Lopez-Alevedo (BG)	2-0	18-12
Fery Kasiman (UB)		3-3	10-5
Jake Stricker (EMU)		1-1	9-9
Patrik Molin (NIU)		2-2	4-7
Brent Sitarski (NIU)		0-0	1-2
Mattias Ottermark (NIU)		0-1	0-2
Gernot Kerschbaumer (UT)	0-2	2-7
Carlos Lomena (UT)		0-0	1-0
Dipesh Rao (UT)			0-1	1-2
John Weinstein (UT)		0-0	0-1
Steve Pillon (WMU)		1-1	4-1
Fernando Garcia (WMU)		2-0	2-0

No. 3 Singles			MAC	Overall
Andrew Seni (BSU)		3-0	14-14
Geoff Hiscox (BG)		1-0	19-9
Justin Brtko (UB)		1-5	12-10
Rob Harrigan (EMU)		1-1	12-13
Mattias Ottermark (NIU)		1-3	3-7
Radovan Zivkovic (NIU)		0-0	0-4
Jon Perlman (NIU)		1-0	1-0
Carlos Lomena (UT)		1-2	3-3
Dipesh Rao (UT)			0-0	1-5
Josh Weinstein (UT)		0-0	1-0
Anthony Lipp (UT)		0-0	0-1
Christian Brattstrom (WMU)	1-0	3-2
Ryan Tomlinson (WMU)		3-0	7-9

No. 4 Singles			MAC	Overall
Michael Westerhof (BSU)		4-0	11-2
Edgardo Rivera (BSU)		0-1	17-9
Michael Lopez-Alevedo (BG)	1-0	19-8	
Dave Emihovich (UB)		0-6	5-17
Mike Case (EMU)			1-1	12-13
Jon Perlman (NIU)		1-3	1-7
Radovan Zivkovic (NIU)		1-0	3-3
Nick Gryfakis (NIU)		0-0	3-1
John Weinstein (UT)		0-2	0-2
Carlos Lomena (UT)		0-0	2-4
Anthony Lipp (UT)		0-0	0-2
Manuel Scherer (UT)		1-0	3-0
Dipesh Rao (UT)			0-0	0-1
Ryan Tomlinson (WMU)		1-0	2-0
Kyle Gernhufer (WMU)		3-0	3-2

No. 5 Singles			MAC	Overall
Eric Butorac (BSU)		4-0	14-11
Mike Kossof (BG)		2-0	16-12
Tim Powell (UB)			0-6	6-17	
Shani Amarasinghe (UB)		0-1	0-1
Hunter Stenzel (EMU)		1-1	8-15
Nick Gryfakis (NIU)		3-2	5-8
Brent Sitarski (NIU)		0-0	2-0
Tim Freesen (NIU)		0-0	1-1
Dipesh Rao (UT)			0-2	0-2
Josh Weinstein (UT)		0-0	3-2
Hector Arroyo (UT)		1-0	2-0
Manual Scherer (UT)		0-0	1-1
Anthony Lipp (UT)		0-0     1-2
Kyle Gernhofer (WMU)		1-0	6-7
Jeff Brink (WMU)		2-0	3-3
Ryan Maarschalk (WMU)		1-0	1-0

No. 6 Singles			MAC	Overall
Chris Varga (BSU)		4-0	11-7
Kevin Burentt (BSU)		2-0	15-4
Brandon Gabel (BG)		1-0	16-9
Sean Kelley (UB)		0-5	7-10
Brent Persia (UB)		0-1	1-6
Mike Adanti (EMU)		0-1	1-4
Tim Freesen (NIU)		2-1	7-6
Radovan Zivkovic (NIU)		1-1     1-2
Jon Schmidt (NIU)		0-0	0-1
Eddie Bimbuain (UT)		1-0	2-0
Manual Scherer (UT)		0-2	1-3
Anthony Lipp (UT)		0-0	1-2
Josh Weinstein (UT)		0-0	0-2
Hector Arroyo (UT)		0-0	1-2
Jeff Brink (WMU)		1-0	10-2
Ryan Maarschalk (WMU)		2-0	2-0



Doubles Records
No. 1 Doubles			MAC	Overall
Baxter/Butorac (BSU)		1-0	6-2
Gabel/Wild (BG)			2-0	15-10
Westerhof /Varga (BSU)		1-0	1-0
Sustano/Brtko (UB)		0-4	0-4
Susanto/Kasiman (UB)		0-2	4-5
Yve/Harrigan (EMU)		1-1	11-4
Sitarski/Molin (NIU)		2-3	6-6
Sitarski/Zivkovic (NIU)		0-0	1-3
Ardfelt/Sitarski (NIU)		0-0	2-0
Weinstein/Lomena (UT)		0-2	3-8
Lipp/Rao (UT)			0-0	1-1
Scherer/Kerschbaumer (UT)	1-0	1-0
Tomlinson/Pillon (WMU)		4-0	13-6
		
No. 2 Doubles			MAC	Overall
Seni/Westerhof (BSU)		2-0	2-0
Butorac/Seni (BSU)		1-0     1-1
Hiscox/M. Lopez-Alevedo(BG)	1-0	5-3
Hiscox/Kuresman (BG)		0-1	3-1	
Ksiman/Emihovich (UB)		0-4	0-4
Emihovich/Brtko (UB)		0-2	2-5
Stricker/Case (EMU)		1-0	12-9
Ottermark/Gryfakis (NIU)	3-1	6-9
Ottermark/Freesen (NIU)		0-1	0-1
Gryfakis/Freesen (NIU)		0-0	2-0
Arroyo/Morales (UT)		0-0	0-1
Lipp/Rao (UT)			0-2	4-6
Scherer/Kerschbaumer (UT)	0-0	1-0
Lomena/Rao (UT)			1-0	1-0
Arroyo/Weinstein (UT)		0-0	0-1
Gernhofer/Maarschalk(WMU)	4-0	9-10
	
No. 3 Doubles			MAC	Overall
Burnett/Varga (BSU)		1-0	3-2
Rector/Rivera (BSU)		1-0	1-0
Burnett/Vizzone (BSU)		1-0     2-3
Kuresman/N./Lopez-Alevedo (BG)	0-0	3-0
Lopez-Alevedo/Lopez-Alevedo(BG)	1-0	2-3
Powell/Persia (UB)		0-3	0-3
Powell/Kelley (UB)		0-3	4-5
Gernhofer/Williams (EMU)	0-1	1-3
Perlman/Freesen (NIU)		1-2	1-5
Zivkovic/Freesen (NIU)		1-0	3-4
Perlman/Gryfakis (NIU)		0-1	0-1
Arroyo/Morales (UT)		0-2	2-4
Lipp/Rao (UT)			0-0	0-1
Scherer/Kerschbaumer (UT)	0-0	1-4
Arroyo/Bimbuain (UT)		1-0	2-0
Garcia/Brink (WMU)		2-0	11-6
Garcia/Blache (WMU)		2-0	2-0